There are many beneficial houseplants. They not only look pretty, but can serve a purpose also! I grew up with an Aloe Vera plant in the kitchen and they’re still common in kitchens today. It’s an easy plant to to care for. It also has benefits other than just being a houseplant! Aloe Vera plants are great for skin care and minor cuts and burns that can happen in the kitchen while cooking. To use as a first aid item, cut a portion of one of the leaves and squeeze the inner gel onto the hurt area. The liquid from the Aloe Vera plant will help with healing and soothing the pain.
In addition to the Aloe Vera plant, there are other beneficial plants that are good to have around the house. An herb garden is an awesome way to add flavor and natural ingredients to many dishes. From fresh dill to chives, they are right at your fingertips! Herbs make nice looking houseplants, not to mention they can be used in cooking and in teas! Many herbs can be dried and used for loose leaf teas which are not only a relaxing beverage, but are known for their medicinal qualities too. Peppermint and ginger are a couple of the most popular used in teas.
There are many edible plants that you can grow indoors to aid in digestion. They can be broken off the plant as needed, or some may need some preparation first.
* Anise is a popular and widely used for aiding in digestion and easing colic in infants.
* Coriander, in addition to helping with digestion, is also a tasty addition to salsa.
* Fennel oil is used to ease upset stomachs too. It is also used for increasing the amount of breast milk produced in mothers.
This is just a brief look at beneficial houseplants. Be sure before ingesting any plant you research and make sure they are safe!