Saturday, 1 October 2011

8 useful medical plant you should have in your very own backyard..

1) Aloe Vera
aloe vera
My grandmother plant this in her backyard, each time when I hurt myself or accidentally burned my self she would quickly get one of this Aloe Vera applied it onto my wound. to sooth you body heat we sometime boiled it and drink Aloe Vera..I must warn you its going to taste bitter.
I also applied Aloe Vera to by daughters forehead when she caught fever. the cool slime from the Aloe Vera will help ease the fever..

2) Great Burdock
great burdock

I never plant this type of plant not sure if this type of medical plant grows in tropical climate like Malaysia or in this region. but to know about this plant on how it can benefit us is a knowledge must have in our list. So I just picked this straight from site source 
Aside from being medicinal, this plant also has great aesthetic value because of its purple-and-green thorny flowers which looks great against any garden.
If you would like to add this medicinal plant to your backyard pharmacy, this can actually grow even without shade; just make sure that the soil is always moist so that the plant will thrive. Other uses for this medicinal plant include boils, rashes, bruises, burns, acne, ringworm and bites.

3) Port Marigold
pot marigold

As long as you make sure that the Pot Marigold grows in moist soil, it will very easily thrive. It’s also a great-looking addition to your garden aesthetically because of its deep-orange color.
Port Marigold can help heal bites, stings, sprains, sore eyes, wounds and even varicose veins. When taken internally, this medicinal plant can be used to treat chronic infections and fever.
4) Chamomile
chamomile can help treat more than 100 separate ailments and conditions including the common cold, digestive problems, diarrhea, eczema, gastrointestinal conditions, mucositis, toothache, earache, shoulder pain and the common wounds.

Chamomile can also add a crisp and fruity fragrance to your garden.

5) Echinacea
Echinacea can be used for treatment of sores, burns, wounds, allergy relief, insect bites, stings and snakebites. This type of medicinal plants also have the ability to help relieve allergies by strengthening immune system.

6) Great Yellow Gentian
yello genatin
 this medicinal plant comes from the mountains of southern and central Europe. It is actually a bitter herb which is used in traditional medicine, and its main function includes the treatment of digestive problems.

It also is also a type of medicinal plants used for aids in the relief of exhaustion from chronic diseases, it stimulates the gal bladder and liver while at the same time strengthening the body.

7) Tea Tree 
tea tree
Tea tree oil comes from the leaves and twigs of the tea tree plant. It has a great many uses, including the treatment of acne, vaginal infections, athlete’s foot, warts, insect bites, cold sores, minor burns, thrush and chronic fatigue syndrome.

8) Peppermint 
 It’s considered to be the world’s oldest medicine which has been used by people from the ancient times to relieve whatever it is that is bothering them medically.

Peppermint contains full of naturally rich in vitamins A and C, manganese and it helps reduce a number of symptoms including irritable bowel syndrome, upset stomachs, fevers, flatulence and spastic colon.

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