Have a Medicinal Garden at Home with These 6 Plants

JAKARTA – The Covid-19 pandemic has made us realize how important it is plant medicine and herbs. By having medicinal plants at home, it can be a method of alternative medicine.

Not many people know the types of medicinal plants. Some of them even grow wild and are easy to find. For a long time, a number of medicinal plants have been used as herbal remedies.

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Reported from the Instagram of the Ministry of Agriculture, Jakarta, Sunday (3/1/2021), here are some types of medicinal plants and their benefits, which can be planted in the home area.

1. Betel

Betel contains polevenoland and flavonoids which can act as antioxidants, antiseptics and anti-inflammatory. In addition, this plant also contains uegenol and carvakol which can relieve pain and overcome bad breath and vaginal discharge.

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2. Comedy Gathering

Temu lawak contains curcumin which is useful for treating acne, anti-inflammatory and anti-hepatotoxic. Other benefits are as a medicine for headaches, back pain, spleen, kidney, asthma, colds, canker sores, constipation, chicken pox, and as an appetite enhancer.

3. Ciplukan

Ciplukan is sometimes considered a weed. In fact, this plant has properties as a poison neutralizer. This plant, which can grow anywhere, can also relieve coughing, analgesic, diuretic, overcoming diabetes and diabetes mellitus.

4. Lime

There is no doubt that lime contains a variety of nutrients that are good for the body. These nutrients include 22 milligrams of calcium, 12 milligrams of phosphorus, potassium, 19.5 milligrams of vitamin C. Lime has several properties, including treating tonsils, anyang-anyangan, and coughs. In addition, it can be used to remove blackheads, diet to eliminate body odor.

5. Cat Whiskers

This plant has a beautiful shape resembling a cat’s whiskers. Its properties can eliminate heat and humidity, kidney infections, laxative urine, bladder infections, gout and urinary stones.

6. Rosella

Rosella is the type of flower that is most often cultivated by farmers with the target market of health (medical). Besides being used as a medicinal plant, this flower can also be used as tea.

Tea from rosella flowers has benefits for treating wounds / irritation of the stomach, preventing heart disease, curing fever, thinning phlegm in the throat, overcoming hypertension and treating cancer.

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