Medicinal plants have been identified and used throughout human history. Plants have the ability to synthesize a wide variety of chemical compounds that are used to perform important biological functions. At least 12,000 such compounds have been isolated so far; a number estimated to be less than 10% of the total. Chemical compounds in plants mediate their effect on the human body through processes identical to those already well understood for the chemical compounds in conventional drugs; thus herbal medicines do not differ greatly from conventional drugs in terms of how they work. This enables herbal medicines to be as effective as conventional medicines (From Wikipedia)
For our easy understanding we have segmented the medicinal plants in to four categories:
Based on the size of the plant and area required we have categorized some plants under Home plants. These plants are basically small and need only small or big pot which can be placed at home , balcony or terrace . These are the plants you must grow. It is very easy to grow these plants and are very handy with great medicinal properties.
Based on the size of the plant and area required we have categorized some plants under Garden plants. These plants are basically are small or creepers and don't need big space as such. Basically one can easily plant these at your garden . It is advisable to grow these medicinal plants at available space around your home or at garden.
Based on the size of the plant and area required we have categorized some plants under Farm plants. These plants are basically are big plants and need bigger space to grow. Basically one can easily plant these at your farm or at semi forest area. If you have farm land we advice you to grow these medicinal plants.