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80 Herbs that You Can Legally Grow At Home

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.

Herbs that You Can Legally Grow At Home

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.

Sage

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.

Sage

Dill

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.

Dill

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.

St. John's Wort

Chamomile

It relaxes muscles, alleviates depression, promotes sleep and relieves anxiety. Chamomile herbal teas are increasingly becoming popular.

Chamomile

Parsley

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.

Parsley

Rosemary

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.

Rosemary

Mint

This herb adds character to your drinks, freshens breath, eliminates toxins, calms your stomach and offers various other health benefits.

Mint

Fennel

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.

Fennel

Thyme

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.

Thyme

Lavender

Besides its soothing and sweet odor, this herb promotes healthy sleep patterns and helps in relaxing you.

Lavender

Chives

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.

Chives

Kava

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.

Kava

Onion

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.

Onion

Garlic

It has amazing antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties that boost overall health. It also adds distinct flavor to your dishes.

Garlic

Ginger

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.

Ginger

Catnip

It is beneficial for your cats and you. It is an effective relaxant, laxative and diuretic.

Catnip

Bay Laurel

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.

Bay Laurel

Dandelion

It acts as a natural diuretic. It is also a well known natural laxative. It promotes kidney as well as liver functions.

Dandelion

Green Tea

It has strong antioxidant properties and proves a friend to your skin, heart and overall health.

Green Tea

Basil 

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.

Basil

Ginseng

It relieves menstrual problems, stimulates mental health, helps in losing weight, prevents Type 2 diabetes and promotes male sexual health.

Ginseng

Peppermint

It promotes digestion and of course prevents bad mouth odor. It is also rich in vitamin B, potassium and calcium.

Peppermint

Safflower

Well known for controlling diabetes by helping weight loss, safflower is increasingly been grown in many households nowadays.

Safflower

Salvia

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.

Salvia

Shiitake

Rich in numerous minerals, vitamins and other essential nutrients, Shiitake mushrooms have gained ground for preventing heart disease.

Shiitake

Wheatgrass

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.

Wheatgrass

Licorice

It is a natural antioxidant and an antiviral as well as antifungal agent. It brings relief to ulcer and prevents skin disorders.

Licorice

Cloves

It alleviates inflammation-induced diseases and is a great friend when you need someone to relieve your toothache.

Cloves

Astragalus

It boosts immune system, improves digestion, aids in functioning of adrenal glands and dilates blood vessels.

Astragalus

White Peony

A boon for the women with menstrual disorders, peony also helps in alleviating terminal illness.

White Peony

Stevia

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.

Stevia

Camphor Laurel

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.

Camphor Laurel

Goji Berries

Rich in antioxidants, these berries are good for your heart. They prevent cancer and other disorders that come along with ageing.

Goji Berries

Dong Quai

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.

Dong Quai

Arrowroot

It has natural antiseptic properties as well as digestion-improving properties.

Arrowroot

Boldo

This herb, popular among South Americans, improves digestion and improves health of gall bladder.

Boldo

Coriander

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.

Coriander

Chervil

It chiefly improves functioning of the brain and reduces depression. It also relieves swelling in eyes.

Chervil

Yerba Mate

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.

Yerba Mate

Winter Savory

It clears oily skin and offers relief from insect bites. It also relieves sore throat and common cold.

Winter Savory

Rhubarb

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.

Rhubarb

Hyssop

It cleanses the intestines and prevents respiratory disorders.

Hyssop

Aloe Vera

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.

Aloe Vera

Witch Hazel

With proven benefits against acne, poison ivy stings, varicose veins and hemorrhoids, witch hazel is surely a herb you should grow.

Witch Hazel

Asarum

Also known as wild ginger, this herb improves blood circulation.

Asarum

Bupleurum

Primarily used to boost liver health, this herb offers relief from common cold, cough, PMS, digestion problems, pneumonia, diarrhea, etc.

Bupleurum

Rooibos

With amazing antioxidant properties, this red tea prevents harmful diseases like AIDS and other respiratory diseases.

Rooibos

Rue

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.

Rue

Reishi

An integral part of Chinese herbal medicine, this herb alleviates liver diseases and heart related issues.

Reishi

Watercress

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.

Watercress

Wintergreen

It relieves pain just like an aspirin would do. It also improves digestion.

Wintergreen

Tarragon

Rich in natural antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, tarragon tea supports liver and improves various functions of the stomach.

Tarragon

Lemongrass

Rich in beta carotene and antioxidants, this herb defends the body against cancer. It also offers relief from eye inflammation.

Lemongrass

Hibiscus

It boost energy, fights cancer, calms hot flashes, cures acne, slows aging, improves immunity and enhances metabolism among others.

Hibiscus

Marjoram

A pretty common culinary agent, marjoram has amazing health benefits. For example, it reduces inflammation and improves digestion.

Marjoram

Garden Cress

Rich in necessary minerals and vitamins, it keeps digestive and respiratory disorders at bay.

Garden Cress

Oregano

It is a natural antioxidant and an antibacterial agent. It boosts skin health and reduces pain, swelling and itching.

Oregano

Bindweed

Otherwise known as morning glory, this herb galvanizes bile and reduces bleeding and abscesses when applied topically.

Bindweed

Turmeric

Being an anti-inflammatory agent, turmeric has numerous health benefits such as cancer prevention, arthritis relief, diabetes control, etc.

Turmeric

Coptis Chinensis

An integral part of Chinese herbal medicine, this herb is used to treat various diseases right from acne to insomnia, digestion problems and cramps.

Coptis Chinensis

Milfoil

With anti-inflammatory properties, this herb delays aging process, controls blood pressure and speeds up metabolism.

Milfoil

Indian Winter Cherry

It has amazing benefits for memory, skin and helps prevent arthritis.

Indian Winter Cherry

Jasmine

Jasmine is generally combined with green tea for its distinct flavor and its antioxidant properties. It also has dermatological benefits.

Jasmine

Pennyroyal

It offers relief from indigestion and can prevent cancer. It should be used only under medical supervision as it can show some toxic reactions.

Pennyroyal

Cumin

Packed with essential nutrients, cumin improves skin, digestion and memory.

Cumin

Milk Thistle

It prevents acne, promotes digestion and prevents liver problems.

Milk Thistle

Meadowsweet

It acts like a natural aspirin but without any side effects.

Meadowsweet

Perilla

With anti-inflammatory properties, perilla herb prevents allergies.

Perilla

Chrysanthemum

It improves hearing as well as sight.

Chrysanthemum

Flax

Rich in fiber, it promotes digestion and prevents heart diseases and cancer.

Flax

Feverfew

It heals skin ailments caused by inflammation.

Feverfew

Nettle

This herb offers relief from joint pain occurring due to arthritis.

Nettle

Calendula

Rich in numerous minerals and vitamins, calendula relieves inflammatory diseases.

Calendula

Pawpaw

It acts as a natural antioxidant and treats various digestive ailments. It also promotes male virility.

Pawpaw

Sea Buckthorn

It keeps skin healthy and alleviates itchiness, swelling or redness in skin.

Sea Buckthorn

Rose

Ideal for a gift, rose acts as a boon for your health. It alleviates inflammation in joints caused by arthritis.

Rose

Myrrh

It promotes HDL (good cholesterol) and reduces LDL (bad cholesterol).

Myrrh

Kaffir Lime

It boosts dental hygiene and is a cleanser for hair as well as skin.

Kaffir Lime

Magnolia

It relieves stress and anxiety. It also fights bad mouth odor.

Magnolia

Celandine

It is a natural detoxifying agent. It stimulates various organs and improves their functioning.

Celandine

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