Planting Medicinal Plants In The Garden
Why Medicinal Plants Should Be Planted In Your Garden ?
The older generation insisted on growing a collection of medicinal plants in the garden (in every house). They served the purpose of first aid for common diseases. However, as bottled medicines spread, man no longer cared about medicinal plants and neither did he planted them in his home’s garden.
Flowers and leaves used in prayers (poojas) are of medicinal values. These are in fact, ingredients of Ayurvedics medicines. Some of them are treated as panacea for certain diseases in indigenous medicines.
A flower by the name Coronoaria is the favorite of Lord Vishnu, Lord Narayana, and Lord Ayyappa. Coronaria is in fact a medicinal shrub. Lotus that is offered to Goddess Lakshmi and The Buddha too has medicinal properties. In fact, bilva leaves and holy basil (tulasi), neem tree, and many others are all medicinal plants.
Coronaria is an ideal cure for eye diseases. Hibiscus reinforced the uterus of women. Hibiscus leaves are squeezed and the juice can be used as shampoo or hair paste as it helps hair growth. Jasmine helps to detoxify the body and aids in cooling down the systems. Dried jasmine flower that has been boiled in water is known as jasmine tea, helps in detoxifying the kidney and liver as well as removes unpleasant odors from the body and not to mention that it is also an anti-ageing concoction. Jasmine is also a major ingredient in many Ayurvedic medicines.
The flower of the plant by the name Ixora Coceiniea is an effective cure for scurf in kids. Tulasi or holy basil is known to relieve respiratory ailments like phlegm, sinusitis, asthma, et cetera and also aids in the digestion process. Bilva leaves (Crataeva) is used in the treatment of diabetes and bowel diseases as well.