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5 Healthy and Healing Plants You Can Grow in Your Home

Everybody is trying to buy locally grown produce which is so much better and more beneficial from the store bought. But there are more and more people who opt for producing their own food by making urban farms or even rooftop gardens. If you don’t have the space to grow plants outdoors, there is always the possibility to grow them in your home. It is best to choose plants that are not only tasty to consume but also healthy and healing. There are so many medicinal vegetables, fruits and herbs to choose from. Our list will definitely make you choose which are the best for you and which will thrive best in your home. Take a look…

1. Sage
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Sage is a herb that is widely used for culinary, but also for medicinal purposes. Sage is a natural stimulant, antibiotic, astringent, tonic and carminative and also contains anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It is used for treating many conditions like heartburn, gas, stomach pain, gingivitis, painful periods, asthma and many more. In order to grow it in your home you will have to make sure it gets enough sunlight. Also i requires a well drained, fertile soil.

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2. Tulsi
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Also known as Holy Basil, Tulsi is one of the most health beneficial herbs. It is called the “Queen of the herbs” for a reason. Tulsi  is an effective remedy for the Severe acute Respiratory Syndrom, indigestion, headache, hysteria, insomnia and cholera. while the juice of its leaves gives relief in cold, fever, bronchitis and cough. It also helps in curing malaria while the oil of this sacred herb can be used as ear drops. The best thing is you can grow Tulsi in your home. Make sure you have a high quality soil with perlite as well as an all purpose fertilizer. Place your plant in a spot that receives at least 6 hours of sun.

3. Ginger
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This healthy superfood is often use for calming nausea and motion sickness and reducing inflammation. But its use doesn’t stop there. It is believed that ginger can alleviate symptoms of arthritis as well as slow the growth of cancer cells. And it is one of the easiest plants to grow in your home. Just purchase a chunk of ginger from the grocery store and cover it with some soil in a container. Place it in a spot that receives indirect sunlight and keep it moist until new growth starts to show.

4. Lemons
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Last but not least, lemons are a true superfood you can grow in the commodity of your own home. Consuming lemons can help decrease heart disease risk, reduce inflammation, and fight some cancers. This fruit is filled with vitamin C and tons of antioxidants as well. To grow it home purchase a two or three year old plant from some of the dwarf varieties. Keep it an area that will receive eight to 12 hours of sunlight each day and water it regularly.

5. Basil
Basil simply has to be on this list. Basil has antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Packed with  nutrients like vitamins A, C and K, manganese, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids, basil can be used for treating nausea, gas, lack of appetite, cough, acne, kidney stone etc. Keep your basil indoors, especially during winter as it is cold sensitive. Basil needs lots of sun and watering on regular basis.

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