Many families grew up with an aloe vera plant in the kitchen. This succulent is great for indoor gardens because it is hardy and easy to care for. Plus, they’re great for skin care and minor cuts and burns that can occur in the kitchen while cooking. To use as a first aid item, cut part of one of the leaves and squeeze the inner gel on the injured area. With repeated use, the aloe vera will aid in healing and soothe the pain.
In addition to the aloe vera plant, there are other useful plants that can be good at home. An herb garden is a convenient way to add flavor and natural ingredients to many dishes. From fresh dill in homemade tzatziki sauce to chives. Many herbs can be dried and used for loose leaf tea, not only as a relaxing drink, but some herbs are also known for their medicinal properties. Some herbs that can be used as tea leaves or as part of a mixture are peppermint and ginger.
There are many edible plants that you can grow indoors to aid digestion. They can be broken off the plant if necessary or some require some preparation first.
- Anise is a popular and widely used digestive aid and colic relief
- Coriander not only aids digestion, it is also a tasty addition to salsa.
- Fennel oil is also used to relieve stomach upset. It is also used for increasing the
amount of breast milk produced by mothers.
This is just a quick look at some of the other uses of houseplants. It is recommended that you examine your plants before ingesting them to make sure they are safe.