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Herbal plants you can plant at home & how to use them

Imagine your house in Bishan will look aesthetically good with the help of potted plants and most importantly, have medicinal use. There are herbal plants out there easily to be plant for health purposes. However, the medicinal plants have a widely range for medicinal use, from curing the flu to other serious illness.

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Besides, with the goodness of medicinal or herbal plant, you can conveniently pick up them right in front of your doorstep instead of looking high and low in the supermarket. Here are some of the plants you can easily grow in your very own box planter.

1. Turmeric – it’s not all about spice

Turmeric is known for it’s natural colouring for cone rice or yellow rice. By mixing with turmeric, your rice will have the taste and aroma that is incredibly unique. Even if it is mixing with water, the drink is a herbal medicine.

Turmeric has plentiful of benefits which includes:

  • Remove body odour
  • Lower heart disease risk
  • Cure gingivitis
  • Regulate the menstrual cycle
  • Relieves fever
  • Natural anti-inflammatory
  • Increase antioxidant
2. Aloe vera – the beauty product at your door step

Aloe vera is extremely popular amongst women because of it’s soothing and moisturize function in nature. It is used as a face mask to moisturize the skin and inhibit aging. Besides, aloe vera helps with acne treatment by soothing your acne. It also helps to soothe scars or burns whenever you have sunburn.

We know that aloe vera has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties. It helps for centuries to cleanse wounds, kill pain and heal burns. Although aloe vera leaves are affordable and cheap in supermarket but if you are growing the succulent yourself at home, then you can get it anytime and free.

You can make your own face mask anytime with using some of the ingredients easily available from the kitchen. For example, aloe vera + honey + cinnamon face mask can control and reduce acne-causing bacteria. You can also exfoliate your skin with these ingredients, aloe vera + sugar + coconut oil scrub.

3. Celery – more than just an appetizer

While celery is usually used as a complement to buffalo wings that goes with sour cream dip, the celery is also a good herbal health plant. Celery is loaded with essential minerals and vitamins like folate, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C and vitamin K.

With the abundance of nutrients, every part of the celery including stalks, seeds and leaves are rich in nutrients. Celery also provides dietary fiber that boosts digestion and weight loss. The high percentage of water and electrolytes can prevent dehydration.

Here are some benefits of celery:

  • Helps lower high cholesterol
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Treats high blood pressure
  • Protects liver health
  • Benefits weight loss
  • Prevents urinary tract infections
  • Help protect from cancer
  • Boosts digestion and reduces bloating
4. Ginger – wonder spice

A popular ingredient in cooking especially in Asia for it’s medicinal purposes. This flowering plant is best consumed when it is cold that soothes sore throats. The root or underground stem (rhizome) of the ginger plant can be consumed fresh, powdered, dried as a spice, in oil form, or as juice.

Ginger is also part of Zingiberaceae family which is also found in cardamom and turmeric. Studies found that ginger contains hundreds of compounds and metabolites that can contribute to health and healing.

Ginger is commonly known to help with abdominal pain, diarrhoea, vomiting and nausea. However, there is more than that it helps our body to be better.

  • Digestion
  • Cold and flu relief
  • Pain reduction
  • Inflammation
  • Cardiovascular health

Although ginger is commonly found in the grocery store or supermarket but nothing beats fresh ginger from the pot.

5. Mint – cooling herb

Mint is relatively easy to grow from the small pots on a sunny windowsill and they can help to ward off ants and flies. A popular herb that can be used fresh or dried in many dishes or drinks and mint oil is often found in toothpaste, candy and beauty products. It has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory that can reduce the potential health risks.

Here are mint’s health benefits:

  • Relieves allergies
  • Treats common cold
  • Reduces indigestion and gas
  • Treats irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Prevents gastric ulcers
  • Pain reliever
  • Breath freshener

Try mixing mint in your lime juice with sugar then top off with filtered water and ice cubes. You can also add it into your daily drinking water with chopped apples or sliced lemons to make your drink more interesting.

41 thoughts on “Herbal plants you can plant at home & how to use them

  1. Good sharing! I love and have addicted with herbal plant but dont have idea what to plant. I try to start planting soon. Hope it works. hehe

    1. Aah, boleh juga tanam daun pudina kat umah. nak makan laksa atau campur dalam air senang la, petik je kat luar rumah tu. hihi

  2. True indeed, these are some of the super food that we can easily grow on our own in our own house. I’m indeed been using these as my daily ingredients intake or whenever needed if falling out of the weather or anything. They’re totally helping in various ways, even as our beauty tools too. I always love and opt for all natural before anything else.

  3. aloe vera tu mmg ada stok kat rumah..sllulah kalau kena burn ke cepat2 sapu aloevera..then celeri mmg duk buat jus dengan epal untuk mengawal darah husbandlah tiap kali kalau makan berkolestrol dia suruh i buat esok pagi haha..byk2 daun herbal ni i suka serai dan mint..menyegarkan kalau buat minuman hihi

    1. Betul tu, aloevera tu memang bagus untuk sunburn kan..sejuk ke kulit muka. hihi. Tu la, ada banyak kelebihan guna herbal plants ni kan. Memang kena tanam kat umah, senang nak guna.

  4. Info yang sangat berguna kepada sesiapa yang minat tanaman herba. Pelbagai kebaikan tanaman ni di samping dapat memberi suasana ketenangan di sekitar rumah kita..

  5. Kat rumah sewa BBL ada taman pokok mint je sebab senang petik letak dalam teh. rasa fresh sikit. nasib baik pokok tu elok subur je. kadang risau jugak pokok herb ni cepat mati kalu tak pandai jaga.

    1. wow, sedap tu. Boleh buat makan dengan laksa jugak, lagi sedap. hihi. Betul tu, kalau tak pandai jaga mati plak pokok tu karang. hehe

  6. bagusnya kalau dapat tanam pokok herba kat dalam rumah. at least tanam sesuatu yang hijau yang kaya dengan khasiat dan banyak kegunaannya.

  7. Nanti nak trylah tanam salah satu herba yang ada ni. Nak nak ginger tuh. Memang guna dalam masakan. Lagipun ginger bagus untuk kesihatan tubuh badan kan.

  8. owhhh banyak rupanya faedah tanam pokok2 herba dalam rumah. baru tahu hari nie. selain ianya cantik dan menjadi hiasan, ia juga dapat mengelakkan kita kepada beberapa penyakit. bagus nie. nanti nak cari jugaklah pokok2 nie utk hiasan dekat ruang tamu tu

  9. Great things I have read here. It is really informative. I never know about this before. Niw, I can plan to plant herbal plant at my home. I want to get the benefits also! Thanks for sharing!

  10. No wonder my mum has all the above growing in our mini garden – now I know why. I know about aloe because have seen her and my sisters using them before.

  11. TB teringin nak tanam herbal macam ni dekat rumah.. tapi.. TB ada masalah dengan kucing-kucing TB.. they will eat my herbal plant.. adoi.. dah try letak pokok berdaun cantik buat hiasan di ruang tamu.. habis di makannya.. hahahah.. i dont know why

    1. Welcome… Memang senang kan nak tanam aloevera ni. Tak perlu siram tiap2 hari pon. Betul tu, bagus untuk sunburn. Memang berbaloi tanam kat umah…

  12. Tq sharing idea dalam berhias dapat jugak memberi manfaat pada tubuh badan. Ena pon slalu slesema. Good tips untuk ena cuba. Cuma kwasan rumah agak terhad. Hehe..kena cari yang sesuai n kena pandai deko.

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