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Herbs to grow indoors and their medicinal benefits!

When you embellish interior spaces with house plants, you are not just adding greenery, these plants interact with your body, mind and home in many ways that enhance the quality of life. These indoor plants help us to purify the air, makes it more breathable and helps in transforming a room into a living space. Listed below are some of the indoor plants with medicinal properties to embellish your indoor spaces.

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1. Aloevera

We have always come across this succulent name in the ingredient list of skin care products. Aloe is very cooling and is one of the best indoor plants as it requires less maintenance and no need to be watered often.

Medicinal Benefits: Benefits from this succulent plant is endless.They are generally used for healing burns, improves digestive health, clears acne and also promotes oral health.

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2. Peppermint

Peppermint is an aromatic plant with a lot of medicinal benefits. Minimal care is needed for mint, be sure to water them regularly and to keep the soil evenly moist.They can also be grown in a bottle of water.

Medicinal Benefits: peppermint is good for indigestion, bloating, can be used for common cold, flu and menstrual pains.It also helps in soothing sore throats.

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3. Basil

Basil is one of the easiest herbs to grow indoors and it is pest and disease free.Make sure that you place the plant near a sunny window for more light and also keep the soil regularly moist.

Medicinal Benefits: Basil is generally used in the treatment of snakebites, cold, stomach contraction, intestinal gas, skin infections and  also used as a medicinal herb in Ayurvedic treatments.

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4. Lemongrass

Lemongrass is a tropical herb generally known for its citrusy flavour.It tastes great, smells great and when you cut it the plant grows right back.They are easy to grow indoors, it prefers full sunlight and warmer temperatures.

Medicinal Benefits: Lemongrass is used for treating stomach aches, vomiting, cough, fever and common cold.It has lemon flavour which is wonderfully refreshing and keeps the surrounding air fresh.

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5. Ajwain

Ajwains are easy to grow as it does not require too much water and sunlight.The leaves of this plant are thick and it can also be used as a decorative plant inside the house.

Medicinal Benefits:  These herbs are easy home remedies for tummy upsets, common cold and it is also used as a natural mouth freshener.

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6. Coriander

Coriander is the most common herb used in almost all the dishes of Indian households. This herb can be easily grown and maintained indoors, make sure it gets adequate sunlight and water everyday.

Medicinal Benefits: Coriander helps in protecting brain health, promotes nervous system, helps in curing digestive problems and also helps to cure mouth ulcer.

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7. Methi

Methi is a green leafy herb which can be easily grown indoors using pots.It is an all purpose plant, can be used at all stages as vegetable, herb and spice.They occupy very little space and need continuous supply of bright sunlight.

Medicinal Benefits: Methi can be used for treating gastritis, stomach upset, constipation, painful menstruation and obesity.

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8. Turmeric

Turmeric plants look good and you can use these indoors also to get a tropical look to the house.They need full sun for optimum growth and it is must to keep the soil moist.

Medicinal Benefits: Turmeric has many medicinal properties and it plays a protective role against cancers. They are the most powerful natural anti – inflammatory and antioxidant.

Discussed above are some herbs that can be grown easily indoors to make your space beautiful and also with medicinal properties to serve the purpose. Some links with growing tips are also attached with the specific pictures, which will also help you to get some ideas if you are new in growing plants.

Happy Planting!

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