Home medicinal plants
Many of us are addicted to the breeding of domestic plants. Of course, it’s nice after work to admire the beauty of the green oasis at home. But it is possible to combine business with pleasure. I’ve often heard about the healing properties of some plants. And I thought, why not try to grow the “green pharmacy” on the windowsill? Moreover, the majority of domestic medicinal plants do not require complex care . So, let’s define what houseplants can help us stay healthy.
The most common household herbs
Aloe. Most of us are well familiar with this houseplant. My grandmother called it century plant. And you know why? Old people said, if the right to use the healing properties of aloe Vera, you can live to a hundred years.
What is so good aloe? It has many properties that are useful for health – inflammatory, wound-healing, antibacterial, choleretic, anti-burn. Aloe juice enhances the protective functions of the organism, strengthens the processes of regeneration in the damaged tissues, normalizes digestion, improves appetite.Aloe is used to treat gastritis, gastric ulcer, bronchial asthma, pharyngitis, wounds, abscesses and many other diseases.
Care of aloe is simple. It is well tolerated drought and heat.
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Kalanchoe. Another family doctor, often called the homemade ginseng. For a long time I grew this plant without thinking about its usefulness, but simply because it is very low maintenance.
However, you need to use the healing power of Kalanchoe. Kalanjoe juice helps in the treatment of periodontal disease, stomatitis, sinusitis, gynecological diseases. Often the juice is used in the treatment of skin diseases, trophic ulcers, festering wounds, erysipelatous inflammations, pressure sores.
Geranium. Not so long ago was impossible to imagine a house without a pot of geraniums. This house plant is also medicinal. It’s all about geraniol acting component of geranium. Thanks to him, the plant has antiviral and antibacterial activity.
Here’s what I learned about the healing properties of geranium. This home plant is used in the treatment of gout, rheumatism, bronchitis, gastritis, internal and external bleeding. But that’s not all. Argue that if a pot of geraniums will have you in the bedroom, you will forget about insomnia, depression, nervousness.
Easy care for geraniums would be a nice bonus for her mistress.
Myrtle. I once read that in ancient times travelers took a Myrtle wine. It possessed toning properties that gives power for long journeys. Even the name “Myrtle” is translated from Greek as “balm”.
Myrtle effectively used in the treatment of pneumonia, bronchitis, tracheitis, laryngitis. In the room where it is placed, reduced the total number of pathogens. This helps to increase the human immunity to colds and flu, relieve bronchospasm.
Myrtle does not require complex care, as long as he is getting enough sunlight. Read more.
Ahava. This is the home medicinal plant came to us from Mexico. I liked the unusual appearance of agave. Moreover, the maintenance is very simple – lots of light and infrequent watering.
I was surprised how this useful plant. Agave is successfully used in the treatment of gallbladder, gastro-intestinal diseases, diseases of the lungs, mammary glands, boils, rheumatism, sciatica. Its juice has anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic, expectorant effects.
House plants can not only beautify our home, but also help to maintain the health of those who live within it. Quite a bit of time, labour – and you will always have your own “green ambulance”.