With the large pharmacies of today, and the hundreds or even thousands of different medications they dispense, it’s easy to forget how many of our medicines originated from the plant world. Starting your own medicinal garden, or simply growing a few medicinal plants, is a great way to have treatments on hand, and potentially save expensive trips to the doctor or pharmacy. Consider this list of the best medicinal plants to grow at home as a great way to get started.
1. Aloe Vera
One of the best known medicinal plants, aloe vera is widely used for medicinal plants. Not only is aloe vera easy to grow, it can easily be grown indoors as well as outdoors. Aloe vera is used as an ingredient in a number of skin care products, but at home it can be used on the skin to treat burns, skin allergies, wounds and cuts, and even eczema. In addition to its usefulness in treating skin conditions, aloe vera juice may help to treat constipation, digestive problems, and even boost heart health by improving circulation.