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Tulsi, rosemary, peppermint and other healing plants that can change your life

Fungal infections, migraine, anxiety, insomnia and skin infections are some of the things which can be cured by plants, if you know how to use them properly.

health Updated: Jul 19, 2018 09:06 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Delhi
Healing plants,Plants with healing powers,Medicinal plants
Aloe Vera is one of the most common plants found in Indian households. It is good for purifying the air and also contains gel which can help in giving you relief from sunburn, acne and dry skin.(Shutterstock)

Keeping plants at home is important because many of them have healing powers. They can act as great stress-busters and also help in calming one down. All over the world, plants are used for treating diseases and many a time, instead of using certain lotions or medicines, it is better to use the healing powers of certain plants.

Fungal infections, migraine, anxiety, insomnia and skin infections are some of the things which can be cured by plants, if you know how to use them properly.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is one of the most common plants found in Indian households. It is good for purifying the air and also contains gel which can help in giving you relief from sunburn, acne and dry skin. Aloe Vera gel can also be used for improving your digestive system, helps strengthen the immune system, and is also effective for healing wounds.

Peppermint

Peppermint is one of the most safe and natural antiseptic and antimicrobial plants that you can find. It helps in soothing headaches, skin irritations, pain, flatulence, and indigestion. Peppermint also has antibacterial and antiviral properties. Its oil is very effective for solving skin-related issues and helps keep the skin cool. It can also help you get rid of dandruff and lice.

Rosemary

Rosemary is one plant which has been used for a long time for improving memory. (Shutterstock)

Rosemary is one plant which has been used for a long time for improving memory, reducing muscle pain and strengthening the immune system.

Lavender

Lavender is a plant which should definitely be part of your kitchen garden. Its benefits include relieving stress and improving one’s mood. Lavender’s fragrance helps in improving the quality of sleep, cutting down on skin problems, reducing dandruff, and improving digestion.

Tulsi

The tulsi plant is effective for different ailments, is an analgesic, and has antioxidant properties. (Shutterstock)

Tulsi was used by the ancient Greeks for healing scorpion bites, while the Romans used it as a disease-fighting antioxidant. This plant is also effective for different ailments, is an analgesic, has antioxidant properties, helps diabetes patients, is good for the immune system, and helps in relieving stress.

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First Published: Jul 19, 2018 09:04 IST