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Reduce Stress with HousePlants

7 plants to reduce stress, reduce stress with houseplants

Throughout history, plants have helped people relax. In fact, studies show that one benefit of indoor gardening is that we reduce stress with houseplants in our homes. But which plants to choose? We’ve gathered a brief list to get you started. Using these 7 plants to reduce stress might propel you into a life with plenty of inspiring greenery!

We all know that indoor plants improve the aesthetic value, but the right houseplant can improve your mental health as well. Indoor landscaping provides a calm and relaxed environment to live and work in. As they boost up your emotions, plants reduce stress, and give you a feeling of joy, better sleep, boost up memory and a clean environment to breathe free from toxic pollutants. Plants serve as a mood enhancer and noise reducer as well. They produce positive energy that works secretly to make you feel satisfied and secure.

A plant that apparently looks nice seems great, but the one that works magically on your health is amazingly better. Read on to know that adopting a desk plant can improve your health without a slight change in your routine.

LAVENDER is the first of our 7 plants to reduce stress

A flowering plant with a pleasant aroma, lavender possesses a soothing, stress-relieving quality. If you’re facing an unpleasant day, a lavender plant is your best companion to fight with emotional stress. It has a positive effect on your mood, anxiety, and acts as an anti-depressant.

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Lavender

Place your lavender plant anywhere to enhance the serenity. However, keeping one in your bedroom offers the special sleep and anxiety relief that lavender is so well-known for. As an anti-inflammatory, the lavender plant has a positive effect on the respiratory tract. As such, it proves helpful in relieving asthma. Most people love the aroma of lavender, but most insects hate it. It keeps flies, moths, and mosquitoes away from your house. Moreover, lavender oil treats skin blemishing, reduces inflammation, and wound healing.

It prefers full bright sun and well-drained soil. Water when the soil begins to dry. It grows best with infrequent but deep watering.

 

 

 

SPIDER PLANT will help reduce stress with houseplants

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Spider Plant

 

These slender sword-like leaves remain a favorite among houseplants. With simple maintenance, it offers multiple benefits. The spider plant spreads happy vibes, reduces stress, and increases productivity. The plant releases oxygen and just like a sponge, it absorbs toxins from air-purifying it from formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. It also targets xylene in the air. If you desire to breathe in a clean environment, a spider plant provides an excellent choice.

Spider plants like to grow in a less sunny place instead of direct sunlight. It needs water occasionally. If you remember to keep the soil moist, the spider plant will reward you in many ways. In fact, it grows babies readily which you can plant or share with friends.

 

 

 

PEACE LILY, the name even says stress-reducing

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Peace Lily

An attractive and lovely plant. The peace lily is a beautiful addition to your dining or side table. It works as a dependable air purifier, absorbing vapors from acetone and alcohol. It helps in maintaining a mold-free environment reducing the growth of molds. The peace lily performs well when placed in the bathroom as it reduces the growth of mildews on curtains and tiles. The peace lily is best suited for the room which gets little sunlight.

This plant can grow in both shades and light but prefer to grow in shade and demands of very little water.

Note: While not as highly toxic as the true Lily Plants, the Peace Lily is mildly toxic to people and pets. It’s best to place where pets cannot reach.

Read more about the Peace Lily

ENGLISH IVY, a popular choice of our plants to reduce stress

Do you love pets? Then you should have English ivy in your home. It works against airborne pollutants including fecal matter. It should be on your office desk as it absorbs benzene (chemical usually present in office equipment) from the environment and you will have a better focus/concentration at your work. Some of our household cleansing product contains formaldehyde English ivy can easily filter it from the air.

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English Ivy

Ivy possesses strong anti-inflammations properties. Due to the plant’s ability to heal internal inflammation, patients suffering from arthritis can rub the leaves of ivy directly at the inflamed area or consume it as a tea. Ivy leaves also improve the function of the liver by detoxifying the body. Leaf extract can also be applied on hair directly(if you are not allergic) to get rid of itching lice.

However, use caution when choosing a location for your English Ivy plant. This plant is mildly toxic and might irritate your pet’s digestion if they nibble.

English Ivy plants require sunlight directly for about four hours. Moist soil, not overly wet, allows the plant to remain healthy.

Read about possible hazards of English Ivy

ROSEMARY, an herb houseplant to reduce stress

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Rosemary

 

For an aromatic plant that boosts your memory, look to the herb, Rosemary. It’s scientifically proven that the aroma of rosemary improves the mental performance and concentration of a person. It has anti-oxidant compounds to neutralize free radicals, too!

Want to learn about free-radicals? Read here.

Rosemary leaves can be cooked. It gives a flavorful taste and high nutritive value to culinary dishes such as roasted vegetables.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SNAKE PLANT

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Snake Plant

 

A versatile plant. Among all the air purifier plants, the snake plant is at the top. As it filters the environment from formaldehyde (found in tissue paper), consider placing it in the bathroom. But you also need a plant in your bedroom as well because it can convert a lot of carbon dioxide into oxygen in the night when you sleep. Snake plants produce enough oxygen that a person can survive in a completely sealed room with six to eight plants converting carbon dioxide into oxygen for him. If you are allergic, then the snake plant is going to be your friend as it reduces the airborne allergens.

A Snake plant is easiest to maintain. If you are too lazy to water plants, then the snake plant might become your favorite. Snake plants happily give you clean air even if you forget to water it for weeks.

 

 

BOSTON FERN, a favorite for plants to reduce stress

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Boston Fern

Ferns are well-known houseplants. Boston ferns have attractive looks with many health benefits. They work as a natural humidifier, maintain the moisture level in air so are a perfect match for the people suffering weather problems or dry skin. Boston ferns perform well in low temperatures and are best suited for air-conditioned rooms in your home. They can also clean the environment from formaldehyde. Hanging pots of Boston fern do a great job of cleaning the air in your home.

Don’t forget to mist the leaves of your Boston fern frequently. These beautiful plants love a daily misting to keep their fronds fresh!

 

 

Houseplants Provide Incredible Health Benefits

A lot of research had experimentally proven the perks of having plants around humans and there is no evidence of any negative impact of indoor plants on human health. In fact, caring for plants keeps seniors active and helps build family closeness when parents and children join in the care.

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