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What are 15 Medicinal Plants

Updated on December 12, 2011

How to Select and Grow Your Own Herbs

15 Medicinal Plants

Myth or fact, in every age and in every part of the world,herbs and plants have been prized for their amazing healing powers.Here are some widely valued medicinal plants and their purported powers:

Medicinal Plants

Aloe- fights wrinkles and baldness;heals burns

Anise- cures indigestion

Basil- relieves headaches

Bay leaf- cures deafness

Chamomile- relieves stomach upset and insomnia

Fennel- controls the appetite

Garlic- increases physical strength

Marigold- improves eyesight

Oregano- aids digestion and stimulates the appetite

Parsley- sweetens the breath

Rosemary- improves memory

Sage- cures fever and epilepsy;prevents the plague

Summer savory- relieves bee and wasp stings

Sweet marjoram- relieves chest congestion

Thyme- controls coughs;acts as a deodorant


Herbs are being used more and more everyday as a natural way to relieve many ailments. This is just a list of some of them that I thought you might enjoy. Herbs are very easy to grow in containers or right in your garden.Try planting some this year.


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    IN2Deep 6 years ago

    Yes- RTalloni-Get Growing it's time.

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    RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

    Thanks for the list. I did not know about summer savory and definitely need to get it growing in my yard!

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    IN2Deep 6 years ago

    Yes it is Great for those who love to cook-Thank you for commenting

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    stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

    Wonderful hub. Interesting, useful hobby great for cooks too. God Bless You.

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    IN2Deep 6 years ago

    Why thank you vocalcoach. I hope you will enjoy-try growing some of your own-it's fun and easy :) thank you for commenting-

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    Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

    ...well I am bookmarking this informative hub. Just the type of information I like to have on hand. I always prefer alternative medicines. Much thanks. I will be reading more by you...

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    IN2Deep 6 years ago

    Thank you pol1ce-I will check it out

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    Paulo Pta 6 years ago from the Right Place

    Thats true, those plants are good for home remedies, i also have 6 Hubs about this theme, you can visit and comment , thank you