Most people nowadays shift to herbal remedies for various ailments because they have lesser side effects as compared to conventional medications. However, there are certain herbs such as cannabis, opium poppies, etc. that are illegal.
There are many herbs that can be grown legally right at your home. Here are 80 such herbs that can be grown legally and their health benefits.
Generally used as a flavoring agent, sage has numerous health benefits such as it relieves inflammation, heals cuts and resolves memory disorders by improving brain function.
Rich in flavonoids, vitamin A and vitamin C, Dill herb prevents against bacteria and inhibit free radicals from harming body cells. It also boosts the immune system.
St. John’s Wort
Highly regarded for curing anxiety, depression, muscular pain and many menstrual disorders, this herb has become quite common in most kitchen gardens and backyards.
It relaxes muscles, alleviates depression, promotes sleep and relieves anxiety. Chamomile herbal teas are increasingly becoming popular.
Rich in vitamins A and C, parsley has known benefits for people with blood pressure problems. It also acts as a mouth freshener. It is also good for kidneys, immune system and digestion and it also relieves joint pain.
Although used primarily as a culinary agent, rosemary is blessed with many health-improving properties. For example, it improves memory, prevents cancer, uplifts mood, relieves pain and boosts digestion as well as the immune system.
This herb adds character to your drinks, freshens breath, eliminates toxins, calms your stomach and offers various other health benefits.
It is a popular mouth freshener and a natural pesticide. It is a natural antioxidant, dietary fiber and is rich in minerals as well as vitamins.
Rich in flavonoids, vitamin K and manganese, thyme has extraordinary antioxidant properties. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and is good for your bones and heart. It is also known for its antibacterial action.
Besides its soothing and sweet odor, this herb promotes healthy sleep patterns and helps in relaxing you.
Belonging to the same family as garlic, this herb reduces inflammation, repels insects and inhibits cancer. It is rich in vitamin C and beta carotene.
It has amazing tranquilizing properties and is traditionally used as hangover remedy. It has proven effectiveness in curing neurotransmission disorders. It relaxes muscles, improves memory and concentration and alleviates insomnia.
It is good for your heart and digestive system. Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties make it a useful home remedy for various ailments – right from cold and cough to cancer.
It has amazing antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties that boost overall health. It also adds distinct flavor to your dishes.
Menstrual problems, heartburn, nausea, migraine pain, cold and cough, appetite loss, arthritis, etc. – name a disease and ginger is a cure for it. There is no reason why you should not grow this super herb in your homes.
It is beneficial for your cats and you. It is an effective relaxant, laxative and diuretic.
Bay Laurel leaves have a good reputation of reducing dandruff apart from bringing relief to diseases related to inflammation. It also helps in relieving symptoms of arthritis.
It acts as a natural diuretic. It is also a well known natural laxative. It promotes kidney as well as liver functions.
It has strong antioxidant properties and proves a friend to your skin, heart and overall health.
Basil enjoys a holy place in India and is highly beneficial for your health as it prevents low blood sugar. It also has incredible antioxidant properties that inhibit the attack of free radicals on cells.
It relieves menstrual problems, stimulates mental health, helps in losing weight, prevents Type 2 diabetes and promotes male sexual health.
It promotes digestion and of course prevents bad mouth odor. It is also rich in vitamin B, potassium and calcium.
Well known for controlling diabetes by helping weight loss, safflower is increasingly been grown in many households nowadays.
An integral part of Chinese herbal medicine, salvia resemble sage a lot and promote liver health and heart health. Just make sure you do not plant the hallucinogenic variety as it is illegal.
Rich in numerous minerals, vitamins and other essential nutrients, Shiitake mushrooms have gained ground for preventing heart disease.
Being a natural antioxidant, wheatgrass improves blood circulation. Made of 70% chlorophyll, it helps in building blood. It improves blood sugar problems apart from neutralizing toxins and purifying liver.
It is a natural antioxidant and an antiviral as well as antifungal agent. It brings relief to ulcer and prevents skin disorders.
It alleviates inflammation-induced diseases and is a great friend when you need someone to relieve your toothache.
It boosts immune system, improves digestion, aids in functioning of adrenal glands and dilates blood vessels.
A boon for the women with menstrual disorders, peony also helps in alleviating terminal illness.
A natural sweetener without those harmful extra calories, stevia controls blood sugar as well as blood pressure. It helps in formation of calcium and has incredible antibacterial properties.
An important ingredient in most balms, this herb is an excellent natural muscle relaxant. It also enhances metabolism, improves blood circulation and solves respiratory disorders.
Rich in antioxidants, these berries are good for your heart. They prevent cancer and other disorders that come along with ageing.
This herb a true friend of those women who have to face terrible PMS every month. It offers relief from pain, reduces swelling and improves blood circulation.
It has natural antiseptic properties as well as digestion-improving properties.
This herb, popular among South Americans, improves digestion and improves health of gall bladder.
It is rich in phytonutrients that include vitamins K and C, dietary fiber, manganese, magnesium, iron, etc. that together lower blood sugar, blood pressure, etc. Besides, it can be added to almost all dishes for enhanced taste.
It chiefly improves functioning of the brain and reduces depression. It also relieves swelling in eyes.
Native to Latin America, this herb contains well over 24 minerals and vitamins that promote overall health and ensure proper functioning of organs. It increases focus, aids digestion and enhances physical endurance.
It clears oily skin and offers relief from insect bites. It also relieves sore throat and common cold.
It acts as a natural astringent and it relieves constipation, cleans blood and improves functioning of eyes. Just remove its leaves before use as they happen to be toxic.
It cleanses the intestines and prevents respiratory disorders.
It has proven benefits for the skin but it also facilitates digestion, aids in weight loss and improves blood circulation. It is also good for diabetics.
With proven benefits against acne, poison ivy stings, varicose veins and hemorrhoids, witch hazel is surely a herb you should grow.
Also known as wild ginger, this herb improves blood circulation.
Primarily used to boost liver health, this herb offers relief from common cold, cough, PMS, digestion problems, pneumonia, diarrhea, etc.
With amazing antioxidant properties, this red tea prevents harmful diseases like AIDS and other respiratory diseases.
A natural antiseptic as well as a natural stimulant, rue gets rid of worms and offers relief from gas and flatulence. Since it leads to natural abortion, pregnant women should avoid it.
An integral part of Chinese herbal medicine, this herb alleviates liver diseases and heart related issues.
Rich in antioxidants, beta carotene, fiber, vitamin C, iron, folate, phosphorus, calcium, etc. watercress improves bone health and prevents anemia. It acts as an aphrodisiac and promotes hair and eye health.
It relieves pain just like an aspirin would do. It also improves digestion.
Rich in natural antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, tarragon tea supports liver and improves various functions of the stomach.
Rich in beta carotene and antioxidants, this herb defends the body against cancer. It also offers relief from eye inflammation.
It boost energy, fights cancer, calms hot flashes, cures acne, slows aging, improves immunity and enhances metabolism among others.
A pretty common culinary agent, marjoram has amazing health benefits. For example, it reduces inflammation and improves digestion.
Rich in necessary minerals and vitamins, it keeps digestive and respiratory disorders at bay.
It is a natural antioxidant and an antibacterial agent. It boosts skin health and reduces pain, swelling and itching.
Otherwise known as morning glory, this herb galvanizes bile and reduces bleeding and abscesses when applied topically.
Being an anti-inflammatory agent, turmeric has numerous health benefits such as cancer prevention, arthritis relief, diabetes control, etc.
An integral part of Chinese herbal medicine, this herb is used to treat various diseases right from acne to insomnia, digestion problems and cramps.
With anti-inflammatory properties, this herb delays aging process, controls blood pressure and speeds up metabolism.
Indian Winter Cherry
It has amazing benefits for memory, skin and helps prevent arthritis.
Jasmine is generally combined with green tea for its distinct flavor and its antioxidant properties. It also has dermatological benefits.
It offers relief from indigestion and can prevent cancer. It should be used only under medical supervision as it can show some toxic reactions.
Packed with essential nutrients, cumin improves skin, digestion and memory.
It prevents acne, promotes digestion and prevents liver problems.
It acts like a natural aspirin but without any side effects.
With anti-inflammatory properties, perilla herb prevents allergies.
It improves hearing as well as sight.
Rich in fiber, it promotes digestion and prevents heart diseases and cancer.
It heals skin ailments caused by inflammation.
This herb offers relief from joint pain occurring due to arthritis.
Rich in numerous minerals and vitamins, calendula relieves inflammatory diseases.
It acts as a natural antioxidant and treats various digestive ailments. It also promotes male virility.
It keeps skin healthy and alleviates itchiness, swelling or redness in skin.
Ideal for a gift, rose acts as a boon for your health. It alleviates inflammation in joints caused by arthritis.
It promotes HDL (good cholesterol) and reduces LDL (bad cholesterol).
It boosts dental hygiene and is a cleanser for hair as well as skin.
It relieves stress and anxiety. It also fights bad mouth odor.
It is a natural detoxifying agent. It stimulates various organs and improves their functioning.