Before the intervention of modern science, there were many folk medicines like, Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Chines Medicine etc, which had successfully treated our ancestors for a long period of time, with some extraordinary heights. The prime motto of such folk medicines are to improve our immunity so that we can fight against the germs which may cause deadly diseases. Here is a list of such 10 plants, which contains extraordinary healing power and all those ought to be at our home if anybody wants to get well by home remedy without paying high cost for medicines and also without the tension of any kind of side-effect.
Neem (Azadirachta indica)Neem, “The village pharmacy”, which it’s self-describes it’s importance as a herb. It is one of the God’s greatest gift to man. It is a tall big sized plant and that can be planted any suitable place in your courtyard.
Due to antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, it acts great in skin infections. As an excellent skin tonic, it improves skin level immunity, which is called as first body defense. It can be used for prevention and cure of acne, warts, fungal infection, Psoriasis, Herpes etc. It is useful in the treatment of diabetes, diabetes foot ulcer, heart diseases. It can be used as antimicrobial or antiseptic for bathing, shaving, and washing. It is good for those having recurrent intestinal worm infection. It can be used for making homemade gurgling and stems can be used as a natural toothbrush.
“The Plant of immortality” and “The Wand of the Heaven” these are the nickname of this plant, which simply represents its value in our life. It is small stemless soft ornamental plant and that can be planted in tubs or front of your home or even indoor places.
It contains almost 75 vital nutrients, which are extremely beneficial. It contains vitamins, essential amino acids, fatty acids, folic acid and many more nutrients. It boosts up our immunity and gears up the gastrointestinal atmospheres. It is too much friendly to all types of skin and works great on pigmentation, burns and dry skin. It cleans the intestine and thus helps in constipation and piles. Aloe vera is extremely beneficial for female reproductive system and it rejuvenates the Uterus. In men it increases the sperm count. It has great role in arthritis, lumbago and inflammatory disorders. It can be used as a general tonic. It is useful in minor cuts, allergies, eczema, burns and pimples. It makes the skin more shiny and complete.
Heart-leaved Moonseed (Tinospora cordifolia)
It is a long deciduous extensively spreading climbing shrub and needs support to climb. It having extreme nature of survival and that’s why it is called “Amrita” means immortality. It may look odd in term of ornamentation of your courtyard but due to its wide range of benefits it is here in this list.
It is one of the best immune boosters from the plant kingdom. It improves the body defense mechanism. It prevents all types of flu and reduces chances of getting general seasonal infections. It is suitable for all ages and safe in pregnancy and lactation. It acts great in burning disorders, arthritis, gout, diabetes etc. It acts like a miracle in convulsive disorders. It can be used in fevers during pregnancy. It is beneficial in asthma and hypertension. It is a potent antimicrobial, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory agent. It is a very potent herb for the treatment allergic disorders, viral infections and blood impurities. In ancient India the it was used for stitching after surgeries.
Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum)
It is one of the most important plants that should be planted by all at our homes. It has many magical benefits. It having few varieties and all of those can be planted in tubs. It is used for making herbal mosquito repellents so by planting it in your garden or courtyard you will get little bit of relief from mosquitoes bites too.
It strengths our immunity system and prevents allergic disorders. It having a great role in respiratory tract infection, Asthma and act as an excellent lung tonic. Due to it’s antibacterial and antimicrobial agent it can be used for minor cuts, ulcers, and acne. In a sore throat, it can be used for gurgling. It cures productive as well as a non-productive cough and it is used in most of the natural lung tonics. Due to its anti-inflammatory property, it can be used in rheumatism.
On regular use it prevents common gastrointestinal disorders. It is full of antioxidant and helps in premature aging. It reduces the stress and anxiety.
Hogweed (Boerhavia diffusa)
In India it is known as “Punarnava”, means that which rejuvenates or renews our body. It is widely used as a green leafy vegetable in Asian and African countries. It is small flowering creeper type plant that can be planted in front or back of your courtyard or even in tubs.
It is an excellent herb that having 14/15 nos of essential amino acids. It is extremely beneficial for our kidneys and renal function. It also improves the genitourinary resistance from infections. It relieves swellings and inflammations. It is widely used in decreased kidney function or renal failure and nephrotic syndrome cases. It has anti-inflammatory action and that’s why used greatly in Arthritis. It is good for diabetes, dropsy, leucorrhoea, UTI, asthma, obesity etc. It is good for anemia, liver disorders, and general weakness.
Drumstick (Moringa oleifera)
Drumstick is a fast growing plant and can survive in extreme conditions and can be planted in the back side of courtyard. It is one of those complete herbs that has almost everything that your body want from your diet.
It has plenty of calcium, iron, vitamin A and other micro-nutrients more than it’s known sources. It is good for the pregnant women and elderly persons. It acts as blood purifier and works great in arthritis, fever, general weakness, night blindness, crack soles, body ache, acne, skin allergies etc. It is excellent for the people having fractures or osteoporosis. It reduces the blood sugar level and enhances the digestive capacity and quality. Due to the presence of good amount of zinc it is good for those people having sexual disorders like low sperm count.
Papaya (Carica papaya)
Some people call it as the fruit of angles. It is one of the most widely used fruit all over the world. It is a tall sized single stem and transgenic plant, which can be planted in the back of your courtyard.
Papaya has great medicinal values. It is good for those having indigestion, constipation, and digestion disturbance. It prevents flu and boosts up immunity. It is good for your eyes and heart. It is good for our bones and it reduces the pain in the patients having arthritis. It helps in reducing weight and cholesterol level. Though it sweet in taste but good for patients having diabetes. It is also highly recommendable to the women having pain during menstruation cycles. It decreases the aging process and keeps you young. It is highly recommended to the people having a problem with constipation, piles, and fissures.
Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)
Chamomile, a plant with hundreds of benefits and beautiful flowers with a sweet fragrance,which can be planted in the front of your courtyard. It has few species but most common is German chamomile.
It is good for common cold, headache. It has anti-inflammatory benefits and can be used in muscle spasm. It is a good antispasmodic agent and used for menstrual pain. It has anti-anxiety properties so can be used in insomnia. It is very good tonic for gastrointestinal problems like acidity, recurrent diarrhea. It is good for hemorrhoids and ulcers. It has plenty of antioxidants and it prevents cancer.
It is a very common medicinal plant used widely all over the world. It blooms beautiful flowers and can be planted in tubs also or in the front of your courtyard for decoration purpose.
It is useful in common cold, flu and running nose. It improves the immune system and prevents infectious diseases. It is useful in malaria, syphilis, typhoid, genital herpes, and diphtheria. It is good or oral cavity and can be used in gum diseases. It is used for a migraine, dizziness, pain, and rheumatism. It has plenty of antioxidants and it reduces the aging process. It is also used for acidity and indigestion.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
Considered as the oldest medicinal plant, peppermint having plenty of health benefits. It having a good smell and it can be planted in your backyard or even in tubs.
It is used for stomach upsets, IBS, acidity, and flatulence. It can be used as a vegetable. It is used as the flavoring agent. It refreshes the mouth from odd smells and gives coolness in hot summer. It is good for a cough and nasal congestio. It is also used as home remedy for stomach spasm and indigestion.