If you’re interested in growing medicinal plants at home, the first plant you should start with is aloe vera. The reason I suggest this particular plant is because it’s very easy to grow. Just put it in a pot on your windowsill and check the soil once a week to see if it needs water. That’s all there is to it! Having success with your first medicinal plant is very encouraging and can set a positive tone for future gardening projects.
On top of that, aloe vera is one of the most useful medicinal plants there is. It can be used for softening hair, moisturizing skin, treating minor burns, soothing insect bites, helping sore muscles, and much more. If you’re interested in learning more, Joybilee Farm put together an article that explains exactly how to grow and use aloe vera.
The author writes, “Everyone needs an aloe vera plant on the kitchen window, close to the stove. Aloe is renowned for its ability to cool and heal a burn. And for that reason alone, you should keep one as a plant ally. But did you know that aloe has other uses as well? Aloe is a first aid kit in a plant…”