How to Grow Your Own Wellness Garden at Home
I am a true believer in the healing power of plants and herbs. Flora and fauna both are really important for the planet. Humans, as well as Animals, know the necessity of plants for survival. From providing oxygen and foods to healing the body, plants play a very important role in this world.
Some plants and herbs have amazing properties of healing the body of humans as well as animals. They are powerful in treating many diseases and deficiencies in the body. Although nowadays popular curatives are made in laboratories using compounds, there are still huge numbers of remedies in the market whose major medicinal ingredients are obtained from green herbs, plants, trees, and shrubs.
There are thousands of plants, herbs, and trees with medicinal value in this world. While many of these need specific weather conditions and soil to grow, there are still many plants that you can grow anywhere.
Most of these plants and herbs are available on market in the name of Ayurvedic medicines. You can buy them as a capsule, powder, tonic, or in original forms. Most of the herbs need specific environments to grow that you can buy from the market but there are few medicinal plants that you can grow at your home.
You can grow your own wellness garden on your balcony or in a backyard. We divided these herbs and plants into many categories based on their healing properties.
Anyone with a little outdoor space like a balcony or backyard can make their own curative garden. The first step in planning a garden is to choose medicinal plants as per your health needs. Here are few ideas to get you started:
Types of healing gardens
These are the healing garden plants that can easily grow at home. Growing these plants and herbs at home can save some money as well as you will get fresh and chemical-free ingredients.
1. Medicinal Garden:
There are a few medicinal plants that treat cough, cold, fever, acne, boost immunity, and many more. You can grow your own garden with medicinal properties. You can use them directly, add to your recipes, or make tea. Here is the list of plants that you can grow at home:
- Basil or Tulsi
- Green Amaranth
2. Aromatherapy Garden:
Aromatherapy is a holistic and natural healing treatment where we use natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. There are many plants, herbs, and shrubs that you can grow on your balcony and use in aromatherapy.
- Jasmin or Bela
- Night Blooming Jasmine
- ‘Silverdrop’ Eucalyptus
- Lemon Balm
- Indian Rose
Also, read Amazing Benefits of Essential Oils
3. Skincare garden
Skincare is an essential part of our day-to-day life. Everyone wants acne-free, glowing, and bright skin. To achieve this, people use many chemical-based products that can give instant results but not good for the skin. There are many herbal and natural products in the market that are free from chemicals. You can use them for a beauty treatment or you can grow a skincare garden at home. There are many plants that are good for skin and can be grown in your backyard or balcony.
Also, read Best Foods for Healthy Skin
4. Haircare garden
Same as skincare, haircare is also very important. Due to pollution and chemicals in the air, our hairs need extra care. In our stressful and hectic schedule, we ignore haircare. There are many home remedies to stop hair fall and foods to strengthen hair roots. You can grow few plants at home that helps in taking care of hairs. The haircare garden has many plants that are good for hair.
- Aloe Vera
- Curry Leaves
Read more, List of Best Food for Hair Growth
5. Air purifying Garden
Air purifier plants not only purify the air but also increase positive feelings and reduce feelings of anxiety, anger, stress levels, and sadness. They help in the reduction of sound levels. They also absorb carbon dioxide and emission of oxygen refreshing the air.
6. Healthy Eating Garden:
Pesticides degrade the quality of foods. So, you can grow your own healthy vegetables and fruits at home in your backyard or balcony. There are a few healthy greens, fruits, and vegetables that require less care and can easily grow at home.
- Green Coriander
- Wheat Grass
- Green Onion
- Green Garlic
How to grow Wellness Garden at Home?
A backyard or balcony wellness garden is a healthy space to relax and reduce stress. You can grow fragrant flowers and plants, or grow organic vegetables and herbs in your home. These therapeutic or healing gardens are a peaceful space that provides both mental and physical benefits.
Here is the list of ways and ideas to grow healthy plants at your home:
Choose Low Maintenance plants:
Always choose low-maintenance plants to grow at home. They are easy to maintain and easy to grow. You can spend more time enjoying the wellness garden rather than working hard in it.
Use Chemical free Pesticides and Fertilizers:
Chemical based pesticides and fertilizers are not good for plant health as well as human health. If you want to grow a wellness garden then you have to use natural fertilizer like cow dung and vermi compost for your garden. Using natural pesticides like neem oil is also good for plants.
Water plants when Necessary:
Water conservation is also necessary. Only water plants when they needed or plant drought-tolerant plants.
Observe your plants’ needs closely
Plants are like babies. They listen to you and can feel your feelings. Ignoring them can affect their health.
Choose cost-effective wellness garden
You can grow some plants and herbs from seeds and roots available in your kitchen. All of these plants and herbs are cost-effective. The maintenance of these plants is also less costly.
Benefits of Wellness Garden:
- Chemical-free natural products at your home
- You can treat some of your medical issues and the best way to boost immunity.
- You can make skin and hair care home remedies from the plants.
- Manageable by selecting low-maintenance plants.
- safe to use natural herbs and plants.
This is the way to grow your own healing garden at home with minimal things and less care. Anyone who have love for home remedies and plants can grow this garden and feel the healing power of nature. I will write about these gardens in details in my future articles. Stay tuned and stay healthy.