India is known for its rich flora and fauna. In India, plants are not only important but worshipped for the wonderful properties present in them. They are a shelter to dwell and also a cure for many problems.
Did you know that there are some simple and humble plants that can be planted indoors which also have amazing medicinal properties and health benefits?
Take a look at this list of medicinal plants which you can easily plant indoors!
1. Holy Basil (Tulsi)
The holy basil plant is a native plant in the Indian subcontinent and has an important place in every Indian household. It has a plethora of medicinal properties which are beneficial for the physical, mental, hormonal and even emotional health and wellbeing. Maybe this is the reason why in a number of regions, Tulsi is also regarded and respected as a mother. Tulsi can be consumed in any form- popularly it is used in a herbal tea. This traditional medical plant can be easily planted indoors and maintained with little efforts.
2. Coriander (Dhania)
You won’t see any Indian curries, or salads being served without a dash of these lovely green leaves. Coriander is not only a garnishing herb; but also, a plant with a number of medicinal properties.
It is a cooling herb which can be helpful in treating skin inflammation, high cholesterol levels, diarrhea, mouth ulcers, anemia, indigestion, menstrual disorders, smallpox, conjunctivitis, skin disorders, blood sugar disorders, and also eyes related disorders. Planting this herb in your kitchen garden is a great idea.
3. Mint (Pudina)
Mint is an important ingredient in a number of Indian cuisines; especially in summers. It has useful properties which can help in curing digestion problems, dizziness, nausea, headaches, nasal congestion, dental health, dandruff and head lice, nipple pain due to breastfeeding, blood circulation problems, muscle pain and skin or eye problems. It also helps in weight loss and improves immunity. Plant this herb in your tiny garden for all these benefits!
4. Carom (Ajwain)
Ajwain is a native Indian herb, and its leaves are mostly used in Pakoras and Parathas. Carom is amazingly helpful in curing digestion and stomach related problems. If you plant this tree in your home garden, then you will be surely able to benefit from its amazing properties.
5. Aloe Vera (Ghritkumari)
Aloe Vera is commonly found in Indian cosmetics and lotions. It has anti-inflammatory properties which can help in curing skin diseases and problems. Moreover, it has an interesting shape and grows easily; which makes it easier for you to plant it indoors.
6. Mustard (Sarson)
Mustard has a number of healing properties; and health benefits like aiding digestion, treating dizziness, nausea, headaches, nasal congestion, improving dental health, avoiding dandruff, relieving nipple pain, improving blood circulation, relieving muscle pain, healing skin problems, promoting eye health, and promoting weight loss.
Moreover, the mustard greens are the rich source of minerals and Vitamins A, C, and K. Planting this in your backyard will surely be helpful in a lot many ways!
7. Curry Leaves/Kadi Patta
Curry leaves are a popular seasoning in Indian cuisine. It has a myriad of health benefits and nutrients which are beneficial for your heart, hair, skin and overall health. This plant can easily be planted and grows with minimal maintenance.
At Nelda, we look forward to your participation in not only planting these medicinal plants at your home, but also in planting trees in the urban forests near you too. Be sure to do your part for the nature!