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5 Powerful Medicinal Indoor Plants & Their Uses

Houseplants have been a part of indoor aesthetics for ages. However, their goodness goes beyond their physical appeal. Centuries ago, plants were a dominant part of treatment through Ayurveda, traditional Indian medicine. The world is gradually shifting to an Ayurvedic cure for holistic well being.

Ayurveda holds a philosophy of treating unnecessary sufferings and living a long and healthy life. It involves the use of natural elements to find the root cause for a cure and to treat the recurrence of imbalance. In India, around 7000-7500 plants have been recorded to cure different ailments. A lot of these diseases can be cured at home. Know about 5 powerful Ayurvedic plants that you can grow indoors and drive ailments away. Take the guide.

Curry Leaves

Curry leaves have several medicinal properties. Also known as Kadi Patta, the plant is entitled after Lord Krishna, the God of Protection. The leaves have a strong pleasant aroma and contain several micro-nutrients. Some home remedies of curry leaves include:

  1. Cures Type II Diabetes

  2. Reduces stress, depression and anxiety

  3. Curry leaves mask fights off dandruff and head lice

  4. Curry leave paste relieves acne and oily skin


Tulsi or Holy Basil is a sacred plant with aromatic and beautiful leaves. In Ayurveda, Tulsi is considered as ‘the incomparable one’ and the ‘Mother medicine of nature’. The magical herb has many benefits.

  1. Cures stress, fever and headache

  2. The immune-boosting herb provides respiratory support and cures asthma

  3. It acts as a mouth freshener and oral disinfectant

  4. It acts as a blood purifier and treats ringworm and other skin diseases

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is one of the magical indoor plants and is considered as an Ayurvedic Miracle Plant. Egyptians consider it as a Plant of Immortality. The member of the Lily family is a healing gel with 96% water. Some of the benefits of growing Aloe Vera are:

  1. It heals light wounds, burns and sunburns

  2. The anti-inflammatory fatty acids help balance digestion

  3. The blood thinning property of Aloe Vera helps in heart disease prevention

  4. It has a healing effect in hemorrhoids

Money Plant

Money Plant is a magical good luck plant in Feng Shui and Ayurveda. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside the house is five times more polluted than the air outside. And the great thing about money plant, as a matter of fact, is that it acts as a powerful healthy addition. Some of its benefits include:

  1. It is a powerful air purifier and drives away VOCs (volatile organic compounds)

  2. Helps relieve stress and mental illness

  3. According to Feng shui, it brings material abundance

  4. Enhances positive energy

Lemon Grass

Lemon grass has healing properties. The aromatic plant in literal sense means ‘Earth Grass’. This Ayurvedic medicine has several benefits as under:

  1. Relieves menstrual pain

  2. Chewing lemon grass stalks improves dental health

  3. Boosts red blood cells due to an increase in hemoglobin concentration

  4. Helps repel mosquitoes

These plants offer a treasure of Ayurvedic cure and are easy to grow at home. Make sure you include these into your space and reap benefits with their everyday use.


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