Wouldn’t it be great if, when you have a headache, you could pick a Tylenol from a plant on your windowsill? Or even cancel your insomnia with the leaves of an unassuming shrub? Well, take heart: you can turn your home into a veritable forest of medicinal wonders, treating an array of life’s ailments.
No, big pharma won’t be shaking in their boots, and nothing here is a substitute for real medicine, but everything on this list has real, verifiable science backing up its effectiveness. Beyond that, the plants I have listed have been “researched” for thousands of years, first through India Ayurvedic belief that disease stems from an imbalance in a person’s consciousness.