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    Playful as kids are, accidents happen. And the accident that befallen me at 7 years old was the

    feeling of the hot exhaust pipe of a motorcycle kissing the skin of my leg. Grandma was around and

    saw it. Immediately, she took out a knife and slice the thick lower part of the aloe vera plant by the

    garden and rubbed the exposed end on the burn.

    Looking back, I realized that it was important to have medicinal plants around the house cause you

    never know when you might need them. So here are a list of plants that have the highest medicina

    value compared to the other million species around the world worth planting around the house.

    1.Aloe Vera

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    The aloe vera grows only under the sun with well drained dry or moist soil. Although the plant

    tastes like turd, its still edible. The sap from aloe vera is extremely useful to speed up the

    healing and reducing the risk of infections for :

    wounds

    cuts

    burns

    eczema

    reducing inflammation

    Apart from its external use on the skin, aloe vera is also taken internally in the treatment of :

    ulcerative colitis(drinking aloe vera juice)

    chronic constipation

    poor appetite

    digestive problems

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    2.Marsh Mallow

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    The plant of which marshmallows were once made of. The root is taken internally to treat :

    inflammations and irritations of the urinary and respiratory mucus membranes

    counter excess stomach acid

    peptic ulceration

    gastritis

    Externally, the root is applied to :

    bruises

    sprains

    aching muscles

    insect bites

    skin inflammations

    splinters

    The leaves are very edible, unlike the aloe vera. They can be added to salads, boiled, or fried. It

    is known to help out in the area of cystitis and frequent urination.

    3.Great Burdock

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    It requires moist soil and can grow shadeless. The great burdock is the pretty famous in the area

    of detoxification in both Chinese and Western herbal medicine. The root is is used to treat toxic

    overload that result in throat infections and skin diseases like :

    boils

    rashes

    burns

    bruises

    herpes

    eczema

    acne

    impetigo

    ringworm bites

    The leaves and seeds can be crushed to poultice it to bruises, burns, ulcers and sores.

    4.Pot Marigold

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    It grows in almost any type of soil condition. It has no problem with nutritionally poor, very

    acidic or very alkaline soils, just as long as its moist. Well known as a remedy for skin problems,

    the deep-orange flowered pot marigold variety is applied externally to :

    bites

    stings

    sprains

    wounds

    sore eyes

    varicose veins

    Internally it is used to treat fevers and chronic infections.

    The tea of the petals tones up circulation and, taken regularly, eases varicose veins.

    Applying the crushed stems of the pot marigold tocornsandwartswill soon have them easily

    removable.

    5.Gotu Kola

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    The gotu kola acts on various phases of connective tissue development and stimulates healing of

    :

    ulcers

    skin injuries

    decreasing capillary fragility

    stimulation of the lipids and protein necessary for healthy skin

    Leaves are thought to maintain youthfulness. Crushed leaves are poulticed to treat open sores

    The gotu kola can also be used to :

    treat leprosy

    revitalize the brain and nervous system

    increase attention span and concentration

    treatvenous insufficiency

    6.Camomile

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    With a sweet, crisp, fruity and herbaceous fragrance, has long been used medicinally as a

    remedy for problems regarding the digestive system. It has a soothing and calming effect in the

    area of aromatherapy, used to end stress and aid in sleep. The entire herb is used to treatcommon aches like toothache, earache, shoulder pain andneuralgia.

    7.Globe Artichoke

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    A bitter tasting plant that requires a lot of sun, the cardoon has become important as a

    medicinal herb in recent years following the discovery ofcynarin. The cardoon leaves, best

    harvested before flowering, helps to :

    improve liver and gall bladder function

    stimulate the secretion of digestive juices

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    lower blood cholesterol levels

    treat chronic liver and gall bladder diseases

    jaundice

    hepatitis

    asteriosclerosis

    early stages of late-onset diabetes

    8.Chinese Yam

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    A type of yam that can be eaten raw, the chinese yam can be easily grown, succeeding in fertile,

    well drained soil in a sunny position. It is sweet and soothing to the stomach, spleen and has a

    tonic effect on the lungs and kidneys. It is used internally to treat :

    tiredness

    weight loss

    loss of appetite

    poor digestion

    chronic diarrhea

    asthma

    dry coughs

    uncontrollable urination

    diabetes

    emotional instability

    Externally, it is applied to :

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    ulcers

    boils

    abscesses

    The leaf, on the other hand, is used to treat snakebites and scorpion stings.

    9.Echinacea

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    One of the worlds most important medicinal herbs, the echinacea has the capacity to raise the

    bodys resistance to bacterial and viral infections by stimulating the immune system. It also has

    antibiotic properties that helps relieve allergies. Basically, the roots are beneficial in the

    treatment of sores, wounds and burns. It was once used by the Native Americans as an

    application for insect bites, stings and snakebites. The echinacea grows on any well drained soil,

    as long as it gets sunlight.

    10. Siberian Ginseng

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    The siberian ginseng has a wide range of health benefits, m