Useful in every home: which indoor flowers are medicinal

Alina MilsentLife
Flowerbed with medicinal plants

Houseplants don't just add to the aesthetics of an interior. They purify the air from toxins, regulate humidity levels, and can even fight viruses and fungal spores, stopping the growth of mold.

OBOZ.UA has compiled a list of the best and most effective indoor plants that are worth putting in your home. For example, Kalanchoe will help get rid of mold, and basil is useful not only in cooking.


Aloe tops the ratings of the most useful plants. Aloe juice compresses heal wounds, treat burns and ulcers. The plant can lower blood sugar levels, strengthen the immune system, and relieve allergy symptoms. The juice contains aloin, barbaloin, and aloeomidine - these compounds are used in the production of bactericidal and fortifying drugs.


Kalanchoe has pronounced anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties. The plant improves immunity as it contains vitamin C and many other macro- and microelements. Kalanchoe juice is useful for treating respiratory diseases and skin rashes, and the leaves have bactericidal and antifungal properties. Kalanchoe is used in preparations for the treatment of staphylococci and streptococci.


Mint is not only a flavorful additive to various drinks and teas. The plant is useful for gastrointestinal diseases. Mint infusion relieves abdominal pain, reduces nausea, indigestion, and intestinal colic. Medicinal mint is also used to improve the symptoms of skin rashes, including herpes. Peppermint is a part of preparations that improve the condition of the liver and bile ducts. It is recommended for use, for example, in cholecystitis, liver failure, and bile production disorders.


Basil gives many dishes a delicate flavor and aroma, but few people know that this plant also has healing properties. Basil leaves and flowers have a diastolic effect and stimulate the secretion of digestive juices. Basil is good for fever, cough and sore throat. The plant contains vitamins A, C and B and has a pronounced calming effect.


Sage is an indispensable component of medicines for treating the throat. The plant has an antiseptic effect, and a compress of leaves helps to eliminate skin inflammation. In everyday life, sage effectively fights mold. It is a natural source of vitamins B, A, and C, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, sodium, and zinc. Sage contains organic acids and carotene.

Lemon balm

Lemon balm has a calming effect. People have long used it for digestive problems and painful menstruation. Its bactericidal and antifungal properties will help to get rid of infections. According to research, lemon balm has a positive effect on memory and concentration.

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