5 healing foods that you can grow at home

We can plant Mint in any time of the year. You need very little care, repels pests and gives your home a delicious aroma
5 alimentos curativos que puedes cultivar en casa
Whether you live in a small apartment, the opportunity to grow at home your own healing food always worth it. Just a few pots, the constancy of offer water from time to time, and a slightly luminous space. Aloe Vera, mint, Chamomile.. you will help, and your children you will love watching them grow learning also the wonders that nature provides us with.

Medicinal plants that you can grow at home

Having your own home garden medicinal plant, is almost like having a small pharmacy that benefit you in every moment. A cold, a sore stomach, a wound that does not heal, a good relaxing tonic.... nature is wise and wonderful, a remedy available to all from which to learn day by day. Why not have then your small selection of medicinal plants at home? Clear that Yes. Worth, so taking note of everyday plants that you can grow easily in pots.

1 aloe vera (Aloe Vera)

aloe vera
The Aloe Vera, does not require excessive care. You must leave the pots in full sun on the balcony of the House, for example, and water them occasionally. They tend to be quite prolific. Its fleshy leaves are nourished by water, enzinas and rich amino acids capable of regenerating damaged skin. A healing gel that you can remove easily cutting the leaves. When it comes to grow it at home, let know you that it is always better to do it in pot of mud instead of plastic. We filled it's normal with a 50% of peat soil, while in the background, and as a drain, place two fingers of gravel. It is essential to always have much direct sun light, so in the winter, it is advisable to protect it from the cold.

2 Mint

Who can resist a good infusion of Mint to mid afternoon? It is ideal for the stomach pain, a great toning with soothing effects that we can combine at the same time with other plants to make teas and infusions. Is a great natural remedy that you'll love to be able to grow in a pot or in your home garden if you have the. It aderezará your desserts, your meals... but how to grow it? very easy, it's a plant that can be planted at any time of the year, and needs little attention, and that also repels ants, aphids, and many other pests. Looking for a clay pot, put equal parts soil and peat, as well as the gravel base that will drain. Mint prefers semi-shade, so you do not expose it directly to the Sun.

3 Sage

Do know what meaning has the word Sage? 'Being in good health'. For us we also benefit from this wonderful medicinal plant par excellence, you have to search land rather clayey, and always with a good drainage at its base. Sage, also need plenty of sunshine, that is why for example, it will be perfect that you place it on the balcony of the House, or in that corner that is almost always lit. Sage is an outstanding plant which serves food flavouring, and also as an infusion. Is relaxing, digestive and very suitable to reduce inflammation or even headaches. going to resist not to have it?

4 parsley

Parsley is a great detoxifying. Clean our kidneys, removes bad breath, protects our immune system, spices up our meals, and also has an excellent level of iron. Ideal if the day we take a teaspoon of this wonderful plant that everyone should have at home. But how to grow it? It is very easy. Parsley needs at least 5 hours a day of good Sun. Then we can already put it in the shade. You will need a pot with little land, some peat and gravel base. The drawback is that it takes quite some time to grow, hence you should not forget to follow watering their land even if you think that their seeds will not germinate never. But they will do so. It will take a few months, but it will come out. And when it does, when parsley flowers, already never you can pass without it. Remember that your parsley will always have more flavor than the supermarkets, and you can cut it when you want without losing it its properties in the fridge as when we bought it.

5 Chamomile

The Chamomile is a medicinal plant that everyone should have at home. Helps us to relax, sleep better, reduce anxiety and regulate heart problems. It's worth then have it always at hand to make us an infusion when we most need it. How to grow it? Very easy, you will have to plant it always in summer, when more heat. Need a part of well dark earth, another of sand, thus always will help drain excess water. You must then put it in a part of the House where there is light, but where not you of excessively Sun, not unless directly. Remember that we need to make infusions of Chamomile flowers, hence it is necessary that you wait until the petals are completely open to catch them. But with care, do not go to start stem, otherwise they may not return to exit.
From our space we encourage as you develop these medicinal plants at home, you do it with your children and that you can enjoy healthy profits.
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