Ayurveda is entirely based on the medicinal values of plants. From a mild headache to some more complicated ailments, every illness has a solution in this ancient study of medicine. Nowadays as the chemically formed drugs have taken its place in this modern era that doesn’t mean that Ayurveda has lost its significance. It is not used as much because of the people’s ignorance not because of its potential failure. If you believe in Mother Nature, then you will be surprised to know that some common indoor plants bear flowers, leaves and roots that are of great medicinal significance. Here are a few to make you aware of the natural therapy of some problems.
One of the most popular indoor plants in India is known for its skin friendly properties when it comes to its medicinal value. The secretion from its leaves when cut, acts like a magic potion for the skin. It can be directly applied to the cuts and burns owing to its healing qualities. It also helps in constipation and boosts immunization system.
Known as the king of herbs, sagas are written about the medicinal uses of this plant in Ayurveda. Its leaves are laden with Vitamin K which helps in building strong bones. Its leaves are known for their anti-oxidant, anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is insect repellant and the juice of its leaves is considered antifungal. In India, it is popularly known as Tulsi.
It is one of the most commonly found medicinal flower plants in India. The flowers look pretty and their aroma is mind boggling but what is not so popular about the flowers of this plant is their medicinal properties. The petals of jasmine are used to make tea which helps with digestive issues, stomach ulcers and ulcers. This tea is also prescribed to anxiety and insomniac patients in Ayurveda.
We all know its flowers as an epitome of love and affection. Well, to surprise most of the people out there, the rose has great medicinal value too. One must have heard of making potpourri or skin lotions with the petals of this flower. However, it can also be used to treat diarrhoea or upset stomach. Rose water is used to calm down irritation in eyes and on the skin.
It is a flowering plant whose roots are used for medicinal purposes. Originated in the tropical land of India, it plays the dual role of spice and medicine. It fights sore throats, nausea, swelling, digestive issues, cold and flu, fever and the list could go on. Packed with vitamins and minerals, it is one of the few natural remedies that helps keeping blood sugar in control.
Popular for their punching flavour, mint leaves are used bears excellent medicinal properties. They are popular as insect repellents. The leaves of this plant help in boosting memory, digestion, bad breath, fever and headache. They grow as runners and are considered invasive.