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4 Plants to grow at home for beauty & health

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Aloe Vera

This plant is considered a miracle plant by many because of these  large numbers of healing and curative benefits it offers. The leaves are filled with a gel that contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, E and folic acid.

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The minerals found in juice made from aloe vera include iron, copper, sodium, zinc, potassium, calcium, manganese, and magnesium. These nutrients all have great health benefits.

It is considered one of the most versatile herbs in nature. It is safe for internal and external use. It is used for treating things, as simple as minor burns and as complex as cancer, all over the world.


This is the oldest cultivated herb. It has been used for more than 4000 years now to help treat allergies and asthma. Doctors and scientists today are slowly discovering all the secrets of this powerful herb. It was originally used for detoxification and can help strengthen your immune system by cleaning out the lymph nodes.

Antioxidants such as the ones found in elder flower, can help protect your body from damage by free radicals. They can neutralize the toxins and prevent any significant cellular damage from occurring.

Holy Basil or Tulsi

This isn’t like regular basil. It is not the same as sweet basil or Thai basil. It has been used in medicines for centuries in order to treat a number of ailments. The herb was believed to have cleansing powers. It is also believed to help speed up wound healing, strength, and speed.

healthy plants to easily grow at home

Even though there is a lot of anecdotal evidence to prove the healing properties of this plant, there is very little clinical evidence to support the fact. So you shouldn’t rely too much on this one.

Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis)

This plant is known widely for being a potent health supporting tool. The name has been attributed to its lemony scent which is quite noticeable. Even though its reputed effect on longevity and vigor has contributed quite a bit to its popularity, scientific research has helped reinforce this reputation.

It has been used for aromatherapy for centuries now. It’s said the sweet, pure aroma helps promote a feeling of calm and relaxation. Most other sweet oils are supposed to have a similar benefit. Look for pure oils if you want to use the herb in aroma therapy though.


This aromatic, pretty herb has compounds, like carnosic acid, which can help fight cancer cells. The smell may also help improve memory. Growing it requires frequent watering and a lot of sunshine. Try keeping it in an area where you will walk by it a lot. That’s because a simple touch and they will release a fragrant aroma that fills up any room.