If you have a garden or just a couple of pots on your patio or windowsill, it is completely normal not just to want beautiful plants that will look amazing and decorative, but plants that can also be used as a natural and potent cures.
10 Top Plants for Your Garden
Roses – rose-infused water makes an excellent facial wash and it can slow down the visible signs of aging on the skin. It will also regenerate the skin cells and since roses come in numerous different colors, including white, red, yellow, pink, etc. so, you can make a combination of your two or three favorite colors and enrich your garden starting today.
Sage – this herb is great for oily and skin prone to acne and it can help you naturally and gradually darken your hair if you want to.
Cucumber – this veggie is great in naturally reducing skin irritation and it can also help you tighten and moisturize your skin. In addition to being an excellent addition to all kinds of salads and smoothies, cucumber slices can be used as a natural skin-tightening method or to remove dark circles around the eyes.
Green tea – this tea can be grown in temperature climates and besides using the leaves for tea, you can also combine them with cool water to make an excellent natural tonic which will refresh your skin and remove acne. When planting it into your garden, place it in a sunny area and use a more acidic soil for proper growth and development of the plant.
Aloe vera – an excellent plant which you can grow outside, but inside your house too; and, it requires minimal efforts and watering only from time to time. The gel from the leaves of aloe vera possesses strong anti-inflammatory characteristics and it can decrease inflammation and alleviate burnt skin. You can also use it as a moisturizer for dry skin, but, remember not to exaggerate with its use. Opt for periodic usage only to prevent the skin from becoming overly dry.
Burdock Root – this herb, when taken internally, for example, as a decoction for a period of 30 days, can help you detoxify your skin from the inside and treat acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
Calendula – calendula-infused water can be beneficial for topical application onto the skin for the treatment of numerous problems such as burns, sunburns, acne, abrasions, etc. Its vibrant color and pleasant smell makes it a definite must of any garden!
Elder flower – you can use the flowers of this tree for the preparation of wine and desserts whereas its infusion can be used to treat freckles, scars, and age spots. The plant also possesses strong anti-inflammatory properties.
Common plantain – believe it or not, this plant is more than a weed. Namely, its leaves are abundant in mucilage which is an excellent skin moisturizer and this plant can also be of aid in speeding up the treatment of wounds and bruises. Makes a great addition to homemade creams and lotions as well.
Lavender – last but not least, this attractive flowering shrub is every garden’s most beautiful addition. Besides spreading an enjoyable and unique aroma, this plant possesses antiseptic and anti-inflammatory characteristics which can help speed up the healing of minor cuts and burns. Lavender-infused water can be added to homemade toners and moisturizers and even to food.