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Top 10 Medicinal Plants You Can Grow at Home

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With the large pharmacies of today, and the hundreds or even thousands of different medications they dispense, it’s easy to forget how many of our medicines originated from the plant world. Starting your own medicinal garden, or simply growing a few medicinal plants, is a great way to have treatments on hand, and potentially save expensive trips to the doctor or pharmacy. Consider this list of the best medicinal plants to grow at home as a great way to get started.

aloe 1. Aloe Vera

One of the best known medicinal plants, aloe vera is widely used for medicinal plants.  Not only is aloe vera easy to grow, it can easily be grown indoors as well as outdoors. Aloe vera is used as an ingredient in a number of skin care products, but at home it can be used on the skin to treat burns, skin allergies, wounds and cuts, and even eczema. In addition to its usefulness in treating skin conditions, aloe vera juice may help to treat constipation, digestive problems, and even boost heart health by improving circulation.

 

 

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4 responses to “Top 10 Medicinal Plants You Can Grow at Home”

  1. Sofie Kellogg says:

    Is this information available as a booklet? Great information but too much printing. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Ralph Smith says:

    Did I miss something? While this is all interesting, it is of no practical value as it does not describe how the plants are to be used. Are the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, used? Is it used topically or ingested? Is it used as a tea or a salve? How much?

  3. richard batterson says:

    Kakos Kakos reminds me of “Ka Ka”. If aloe vera drinks WERE toxic, do you not think someone would have already sued for Millions of Dollars ? Of course they would have. — Yabba dabba ka ka…