20 Useful Medicinal Plants To Grow At Your Home

Have you ever seen your grandma running for now and then for a doctor or medical shop? You must have not as we have so many great natural remedies for burns, cold, cuts, fever, sneezes, and more all around.

The medicinal plants around the house are very necessary because you never know when you might need them.

A medicinal plant or medicinal herb is a plant used for maintaining good health or in medical practices.

To help you decide what plants are best for your health style, here is a list of plants with a high medicinal value and ones you can grow at your house easily.

Holy Basil (Tulsi)


Basil is an herb widely used to add wonderful flavors for garnishing salads, pasta, and many other meals. Holy Basil is a particular species of basil that comes from India and is generally referred to as tulsi.

All it needs is water for growth and it is known for its healing characteristics.

Benefits of basil:

  • Works against indigestion, headache, hysteria, and sleeplessness
  • Helpful in curing malaria and cholera
  • Reduces stress
  • Antioxidants rich source
  • Saves from the effects of aging
  • Strengthens liver and bones

This is considered a sacred plant used to treat several conditions such as fever and diabetes plus it is also used in tea, ointments, and more.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera

Aloe vera is named the ‘King of medicinal plants’ in Ayurveda.

It contains water in its fleshy leaves and therefore can retain itself under extremely dry conditions. So you won’t need to take extra care of the plant now and then if you grow aloe vera in your garden.

Benefits of aloe vera:

  • Helpful in digestive problems
  • Useful in speed up healing of cuts, wounds, and burns
  • Helpful in poor appetite
  • Lowers down the blood sugar level
  • Prevents wrinkles and improves skin
  • Has antioxidant and antibacterial characteristics

Even though the plant is like a turd, it is edible.

Centella (Gotu Kola or Mandukaparni)

Gotu Kola

It is a part of the parsley family and had no taste or odor. It flourishes nicely around or in the water.

The plant’s leaves and stems are used as a medicine.

Benefits of Centella:

  • Helps in healing ulcers
  • Leaves are useful in maintaining youth
  • Helpful in the treatment of leprosy
  • Increases concentration and attention duration
  • Heals skin injuries
  • Suggested sometimes for insomnia (sleeplessness)

The herb is not suggested for kids by a pediatrician. The lower dosage is recommended for people above 65.

Fenugreek (Methi)


Methi or Fenugreek, and all because of its properties, is a wonder among other medicinal plants.

It is an evergreen herb and its odor is similar to maple syrup.

Benefits of fenugreek:

  • Restores weak taste
  • Curbs hair loss
  • Purifies blood
  • Freshen bad breath
  • Inhibit liver cancer
  • Treats ulcer of intestine and stomach

Every stage of the plant is useful. Both its leaves and seeds are edible.

Also, fenugreek is enriched with vitamins and minerals, which makes it perfect for your diet.

Fennel (Saunf)


Fennel or saunf is used for medicinal and culinary purposes historically. It is an aromatic plant that has an anise-like flavor.

It is very useful for a wide range of problems in health. It can be easily grown in your garden and needs little attention.

Benefits of Fennel:

  • Treats cough
  • Improves eyesight
  • Helpful in digestive disorders
  • Controls cholesterol
  • Controls bad breath
  • Cures acidity

People in India are accustomed after each meal to chew fennel seeds.

Thyme (Ajwain)


Thyme is a culinary, medicinal, and decorative herb. Thyme flowers, leaves, and oil are used to treat a variety of symptoms and conditions.

The antibacterial, insecticidal, and possibly antifungal properties of thyme are thought to be present.

Benefits of thyme:

  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Helpful in preventing from acne
  • Found to help prevent colon cancer
  • Thyme oil acts as a natural preservative
  • Treats cough                  
  • Helpful in stomach gas

With everything else, thyme is also known for its powerful antiseptic nature.

Coriander (Dhania)


Coriander is an herb whose seeds, leaves, and powder all contribute to one’s fitness. It gives your food a distinct taste and has a wide range of medicinal properties.

Benefits of coriander:

  • Has the antioxidant property
  • Saves food from spoiling
  • Regulates the menstrual cycle
  • Treats acne
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps fighting foodborne diseases

Coriander is an important item for every day’s food in every Indian kitchen and could be easily grown without needing much care.

Ginger (Adrak)


You mark the problem and the answer is ginger. It is the fundamental solution to a wide range of health problems.

It needs very little care. All you need to do is plant the root of ginger in your garden and it will grow in a couple of days.

Benefits of ginger:

  • Cures indigestion
  • Controls blood pressure
  • Relieves cramps and menstrual pain
  • Treats asthma, cough, and cold
  • Good for headaches
  • Reduces risk of diabetes

Because of its distinct taste and its overall beneficial effects, it is an important ingredient of Indian food.

Marigold (Genda)


Marigold is a grassy or herbaceous plant. For good growth and development, Marigold calls for full sun and well-drained soil.

Benefits of marigold:

  • Helpful in healing skin for rash, burn, swells, etc.
  • Proves to be a good natural antiseptic
  • Has the antioxidant property
  • Helpful in treating conjunctivitis
  • Effective in sore throat, mouth ulcers and tonsillitis
  • Easeful in cramps

Marigold-isolated compounds can be used in the medicinal, cosmetic, garment, and food industries. It doesn’t require much care and so, it is popular all over the globe.

Heart-leaved Moonseed (Giloy)


Hear-leaved moonseed herb is an Ayurvedic herb used and praised for years by Indian medicine.

In Sanskrit, heart-leaved moonseed is known as the Amrita i.e. the root of immortality, and the herb being with abundant medicinal properties stand in its name correctly.

Benefits of heart-leaved moonseed:

  • Boosts immunity
  • Treats chronic fever
  • Improves vision
  • Treats diabetes
  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Reduces aging symptoms

The plant’s stem is of greatest use, but root can be taken in use for purposes.

It can be ingested as juice, powder, or capsules.

Curry Leaves (Meetha Neem or Curry Patta)

Curry leaves are the curry tree’s shrubs. This tree is originally from India, and its leaves are used for medical and culinary purposes. They’re incredibly aromatic.

In the branches of the tree, the leaves are seen as pairs. The plant gives white small flowers. Its seeds and fruits are edible but are not used for culinary purposes.

Benefits of curry leaves:

  • Reduce risks regarding heart disease
  • Treats diabetes
  • Prevents anemia
  • Good for the vision
  • Has the antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal property.
  • Aids in digestion issues

The best thing is that curry leaves can be added to a wide range of recipes to improve your food’s flavor and health.


Lavender plants are shrubs with long grey-green leaves and long flowering shoots. They are small and branching.

You may call lavender medical lavender, true lavender, smelling lavender, English lavender, or smelling lavender.  The flowers that it produces are either lilac or blue.

For adequate growth, Lavender plants require bright sunlight and should be arranged accordingly. The plants will best grow in well-drained and sandy soils.

Benefits of lavender:

  • Relieve asthma symptoms
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Improves sleep
  • Helps in skin blemishes
  • Helps in heart rate and blood pressure
  • Promotes hair growth

Lavender is not only a scented plant. As is observable, this herb is great for therapeutic and medicinal purposes.

Mint (Pudina)

For its flavorful, aromatic leaves, mint is produced. Leaves are generally light to dark green but can be purple, gray-green, or even pale-yellow in some species.

The refreshing taste and feel of the mint are because of the menthol the plant contains.

They tend to favor moist and yet well-drained conditions. For growing a mint plant, minimum care is needed.

The benefit of mint:

  • Helps in curing headache
  • Relieves indigestion
  • Improves brain functioning
  • Improves cold symptoms
  • Treats asthma
  • Treats common cold

Mint is used as garden decors, air fresheners, and herbal products as well as a kitchen ingredient.  It is as beautiful as it is functional.

Lemon Grass

Lemongrass is a very much tall sedge of aromas. A warm and humid climate with enough sunlight and rainfall is the ideal condition.

It can spread surprisingly easily once established and in disturbed regions become weedy and invasive.

Benefits of lemongrass:

  • Controls dandruff
  • Improves anemia
  • Promotes mental health
  • Aids in dental issues
  • Helps in treating anxiety
  • Helps in curing common cold and cough

Lemongrass is usually used to cure various health problems and is also known for its various pharmacological features and control.

Dill (Suva Bhaji)

Dill is cultivated for its herbal leaves. Dill is a very aromatic plant and has branching stems and fine soft, green-blue leaves.

Dill can also be called garden dill.

Dill ideally grows in full sun with a variety of soils, but the plant grows best in sandy, well-drained loam soil. Dill needs little water to grow.

Benefits of Dill:

  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Lower the blood sugar levels
  • Helps indigestion
  • Induces sleep
  • Maintains hormonal balance
  • Helps in reducing menstrual cramps

For most of the people, dill weed is extremely helpful and safe and very versatile.

Onion (Pyaaz)

The plant onion is produced for its edible bulb. Onion has got low nutrients but its flavor is valued and widely used for cooking.

They make many dishes tasteful and are often eaten as a cooked vegetable.

Benefits of onion:

  • Excellent antioxidant source
  • Has cancer-fighting property
  • Helps in controlling blood sugar
  • Boosts digestive health
  • Has the antibacterial property
  • Boosts bone density

There are quite impressive health benefits from onions. Further onions are an easy way to improve your overall health.

Dandelions (Sinhaparni)

Dandelion is a grass that grows from the root of a thick and unbranched tap. Dandelions are most likely to flower in the spring, but in the autumn they can bloom again.

They open in the daytime and the evening begins to close.

Dandelions are rich sources of vitamins and minerals, including antioxidants.

Benefits of dandelions:

  • Potentially cure cancer
  • Helps in fighting against HIV
  • Treats tuberculosis and chronic ulcers
  • Boosts immune system
  • May aid in losing weight
  • May lower blood pressure

It is a symbol of nature’s genuine perseverance. Dandelions, stems, and flowers can be eaten raw or cooked in their natural form.

Rosemary (Gulmehndi)

Rosemary has a sweet, resinous flavor, and is an aromatic and distinguishing herb.

Rosemary is a beautiful evergreen plant with bright flowers and needle-shaped leaves. It is also frequently used as ornamental plantings.

Benefits of rosemary:

  • Improves digestion
  • Enhances concentration and memory
  • Its aromatherapy eases stress
  • Rosemary oil possesses an antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial property
  • Stimulates hair growth
  • Reduces gum diseases

This plant was widely used in a variety of contexts as a culinary spice. Rosemary and its extracts are also used to improve functional properties in food preservation.

Chamomile (Babune ka Phal)

Chamomile is a traditional plant used for medicinal purposes. For thousands of years, chamomile has been used in herbal remedies.

Chamomile is best planted in shades and cool conditions but also grows in full sun. The ground must be dry.

Chamomile plant requires very little care, once it’s developed.

Benefits of chamomile:

  • Treats cold
  • Lightens skin
  • Treats wounds, skin issues, and cuts
  • Boosts immunity
  • Treats insomnia
  • Helps in stomach ache

Chamomile’s benefits are plentiful. It’s not only calming and relaxing but also more than one way helpful to you.

Safflower (Koosumbha)

Safflower is usually a branched herb with lots of long and stiff spines.

The crop was grown for its flowers, which was used to color food, to flavor food, and to produce red and yellow colors before cheaper aniline colors were applicable.

Safflower flowers are commonly used as a cheaper saffron alternative in cooking and are hence often called “bastard saffron.”

Benefits of safflower:

  • Improves blood sugar level
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Boosts heart health
  • Fights inflammation
  • Soothes dry skin
  • Safflower oil aids in weight loss

Safflower is considered an essential crop for “high quality” oils and is of great public interest.

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