Grow Healing Plants – Live Healthy
Kitchen or domestic gardens are always beneficial, as they help to keep the environment fresh and cool. Whenever we feel upset or exhausted, attending the plants and flowers, listening & watching cute birds takes away the fatigue. If we grow some healing plants in our garden, is an added advantage. Healing plants cultivate healthful resources, works as alternative medicine in this modern era because most of the medicines are derived from plants, herbs, shrubs etc. Living and breathing in the company of these plants, consuming leaves, flowers & stems act as preventive measures to common diseases as cold, cough, asthma, fever, Gout, high blood pressure, acidity, indigestion etc. Here some of such healing plants are discussed.
How to start
Everybody likes Blossoming and good cultivating garden, But for this one has to care a lot. Soil is to be tested for fertility from reliable resource, and manure or compost should be given accordingly. A proper watering arrangement should be there in the garden. Weeds and pests are to be treated for time to time under professional guidance. Once the garden is established, demands minor routine attention that can be easily managed as part time or on weekends. Selecting healing plants is some how difficult task from a wide range of healing plants. Health conditions of family members is to be considered, as grand parents suffer from Gout, mother has hyper tension, father has asthma due to smoking, son is allergic to seasonal changes, daughter has weak appetite etc. The healing plants for these diseases are to be planted in the garden.
However, keep in mind that these remedies are adopted as preventive course, but not for acute management of diseases.
Some Common healing plants
Angelica is most commonly planted medicinal herb for very old times. This acts as blessing for women having menstrual upsets. Angelica gives relief in asthma and bronchitis also. Root and stem of angelica gives pleasing flavor when used in cooking.
Arni ca is the European medicinal herb, is useful in pain from bruises, sprains or swelling. It is a toxic plant, so is to be used externally in shape of poultices.
Basil is a mine of medicinal qualities. Decoration prepared from basil is useful in fever, cough & cold, Asthma and in many problems of respiration track of the body. The paste of Basil leaves can be applied on burns, irritated skin, bites of garden insects etc. As a preventive healer its leaves are boiled in water for tea, gives taste and pleasing smell.
Celery a vegetable, its leaves and stem can be used raw or cooked. When taken as salad, soup, improves metabolism, controls elevated uric acid, so is an effective GOUT Remedy. Celery leaves contains natural sodium (salt) benefits in hypertension (high blood pressure). Dill a healing plant discovered by ancient Egyptians is an effective pain killer, antacid and mouth freshener.
Garlic is underground stem and is commonly used in kitchen as spice and taste maker. It is an effective remedy for nose, throat and chest
Wort has antidepressant qualities. It can be grown in your garden. It is useful in menstrual cramp pain.
Wormwood, an ingredient of the famous medicine known as absinthe, is useful for the dissolving of gallstones. These are some common plants to consider for your garden. Some more names of healing plants are advised as Aloe Vera, Cardamom, Chicory, Lavender, Marjoram, Mother wort, Parsley, Peppermint, Radish, Rosemary etc.