Got a green thumb? These easy-to-grow plants are prized for their healing properties. Find out which ones you could benefit from.
Making small changes in your diet will help lead to overall better health and wellness.
Got a green thumb? These easy-to-grow plants are prized for their healing properties.
- Aloe vera: The leaves of this popular succulent contain a gel that can be applied topically to relieve burns.
- Dracaena marginata: This leafy indoor plant ranked high in NASA’s clean air study, which looked at the effectiveness of indoor plants in filtering contaminants from the air.
- Lavender: Low-maintenance and aromatic, lavender is considered a natural anti-stressor. When dried, it can be used in fragrant sachets and potpourris or infused in a rela tea.
- Peppermint: A tea made with the dried leaves of this everyday herb may help ease indigestion and sore throats.
- Purple coneflower (echinacea): This attractive perennial is widely believed to be a natural immunity booster; the flowers can be dried to make a pleasant tea.
For more information on growing these plants indoors or in your garden, consult your local nursery or visit Sunset magazine’s online resource, www.sunset.com/plantfinder.