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6 Most Beneficial Plants Found In Nature

Updated on 7 July, 2016 at 7:11 pm By

Many plants species are known for their medicinal properties since ancient times. Not only humans, but also animals are known to identify the beneficial properties of plants found in nature and use them for various health benefits. Even plants like Marijuana have amazing medicinal properties when used in proper proportions for medicinal purposes. The anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, expectorant, anti-pyretic, antihistamine, analgesic and other health benefits of plants have made the scientific world have a look at them to find cures for diseases naturally. Here is the list of 6 most beneficial plants found in nature, the research on which has shocked the medical world.

6. Tulsi (Holy Basil):

Considering the amazing health benefits of the plant Tulsi, there is no wonder that many Indians have worshipped it for ages. Holy Basil is known to heal ailments of not just the human body, but it is also known to cure mental illness to a great extent.  Tulsi leaves are known to enhance cognitive power and sharpen memory when consumed regularly. Tulsi has the rare property which aids in relieving of stress and anxiety in people. The plant has caught the attention of oncologists as it is proven to be a great adjuvant in minimizing the effects of radiation in cancer treatment. Indians have benefited from the medicinal properties of Tulsi for more than 4000 years. The plant is used to cure the following illnesses:

  • Cold and cough
  • Fever
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Influenza
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Mental illness
  • Loss of memory
  • Emotional disturbance

Tulsi (Holy Basil)

5. Turmeric:


Though initially used as a dye, turmeric later on gained popularity for its health benefits, especially from the practitioners of Ayurveda. The plant is known to be harvested even by the ancient Harappan civilization. Turmeric is used to as a spice in most Indian recipes, as it can fight against the ill effects of heavy oily meals.  Even though turmeric is known for its antioxidant and other medicinal value, what caught the attention of the western world was its cosmetic value as a antiseptic and antibacterial medicine.  Beneficial properties of turmeric are:

  • Clears skin
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Scavenges on Hydroxyl radicals
  • Fights ageing effects
  • Improves mental health


4. Chamomile:

Chamomile is a plant which has served as a digestive aid for ages in the western world. It is also known to tackle insomnia effectively, moreover, without any side effects. Chamomile is one the oldest documented plant used for preventive, therapeutic and curative medicinal properties. With its growing popularity after scientific research substantiated its claim as a great anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and antimicrobial agent, the consumption of chamomile tea has hit more than a million cups a day. Chamomile is used in skin creams for its soothing property and also to enhance the appearance of blond hair color. Beneficial properties of Chamomile are:

  • Digestive aid
  • Cures insomnia
  • Treats hemorrhoids
  • Heals canker sores
  • Heals cuts, wounds and burns
  • Controls anxiety, stress and depression


3. Sage:

The scientific name of the plant Sage – Salvia Officinalis – meaning savior or to be saved says much about the beneficial properties of the plant. It is considered to be the most valuable herb and listed among the world’s healthiest foods. The high anti-bacterial property of the plants heals -cuts, burns, inflammations and swellings effectively. The herb is being comprehensively researched as it is known to be effective in treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. Sage is used in treatment of:

  • Uterine bleeding
  • Hair problems
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Bacterial and inflammatory infections
  • Dementia


2. Garlic:

Garlic has been used as a spice and medicinal herb since 5000 B.C.  Garlic is known as cure all herbs in the scientific world due to its multipurpose healing properties which aids the overall health maintenance of the body with regular consumption. Scientific research has found evidence linking garlic in prevention of cancer, especially cancers of colon and stomach. Indians use garlic effectively as an antidote to snake bites. Garlic is a herb with multipurpose healing properties which is known to cure as many as 100s of illnesses including:

  • Cardiovascular problems
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Blood pressure
  • Infections
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Ringworm
  • Skin disorders
  • Peptic ulcers


1. Ginger:


Ginger is used for its beneficial properties as well as unique flavor all over the world. Ginger is consumed as ginger ale, ginger bread, ginger wine, ginger tea, ginger cookies and candies and many more food stuffs. The herb is well known for its property of aiding digestion as well as controlling nausea and dyspepsia. Indians and Chinese traditional doctors have used this herb as antibacterial, antipyretic and analgesic to treat various illnesses. Ginger is a great anti-oxidant which increases the immunity of the body to fight invading diseases. Some of the beneficial properties of Ginger are:

  • Controls blood pressure
  • Cures cold and influenza
  • Helps in digestion
  • Prevents nausea and vomiting
  • Relieves cramps during menstruation
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Decreases risk of cancers of skin, ovaries, colon and breast



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