5 Types of medicinal plants should be grown in home gardens

5 Types of medicinal plants should be grown in home gardens


Asian peppermint is a perennial herbaceous, single leaf, growing symmetrically, 2–6.5 cm long and 1–2 cm wide, hairy, with coarse leaf margins. Pale purple flowers (sometimes white or pink), clustered on stems, each 3–4 mm long. Peppermint can also be processed in food, but it also has uses such as:

  • Strengthen the immune system, treat coughs, colds, and headaches.
  • Clean the airways, treat sinusitis, asthma
  • Curing nausea
  • Eliminate indoor odor, repel insects
  • Cure allergies, insect bites
  • Reduce bad breath
  • Relieve depression, reduce stress

Polyscias fruticosa or Ming aralia

According to traditional medicine, clove root has a sweet, slightly bitter taste, the coolness is mainly used to enhance health, improve mental health and vitality.
All parts of the clove can be processed into medicine.
From stems and leaves to all roots and bark of 3 years and older are used as medicine: Roots as a tonic, diuretic, weak and frail; Leaves curing fever, smashing, curing pimples, swelling; Stems and branches cure rheumatism, back pain.


Ginger is a very common spice, most of us use it everyday but did you know they also have healing effects?

  • Ginger helps reduce joint and muscle pain
  • Eating ginger regularly prevents gallstones
  • Helps extend life
  • Relieves menstrual abdominal pain
  • Reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease
  • Help treat nausea and vomiting
  • Help relieve stress

Perilla leaves

In terms of chemical composition, perilla seeds are high in essential oils and rich in unsaturated fatty acids, mainly alpha-linoleic acid. Perilla leaves contain pure essential oils and hydrocarbons, aldehydes, ketones, furans, etc. Perilla leaf extract has antioxidant, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-depressant properties. Spicy and sweet, has an antipyretic effect, prevents vomiting, relieves pain, asthma.In addition, with high nutritional value, rich in vitamins A, C, rich in Ca, Fe, and P ... perilla is very good for lungs and bronchi.

According to Oriental medicine, good lungs will help keep the spirit bright and ruddy. Therefore, many people use perilla as a less expensive, but effective skin treatment.

Fish mint

The plant contains essential oils and some alkaloids also known as cocdalin. The main constituents of this essential oil are metylnonyxeton, which has a rather unpleasant odor, laurinaldehydes and miecxen (myrcen), caprinic acid.
Flowers and fruits contain isoquexitrin and do not contain quexitrin. The average ash content is 11.5%, the insoluble ash in HCL is 2.8%.
With the value of cooling medicine, detoxification due to cooling the blood in the body, in cases of infection in the body such as pimples, rashes, fish lettuce can be used to cool the blood.

Or when suffering from intestinal disease, diarrhea can also use lettuce.
Lettuce can be used to reduce fever for children who do not want to use medicine, or pregnant women cannot use modern drugs.
This vegetable can also be used to treat constipation due to heat in the colon, or to treat boils, itchy sores.

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