15 Potted Plants That Really Have a Real Impact on Our Health
My grandmother’s house is full of flowers. They stand literally everywhere: on the windowsills, stairs, floor, even in the bathroom. If you have also turned your four walls into a mini garden, it’s perfect! As it turns out, potted plants not only look beautiful, but also have a positive impact on your health. They ensure the right amount of oxygen, increase humidity, cleanse the room of chemicals circulating in it, and simply make you feel better. After all, doesn’t just looking at the luscious green leaves soothe your nerves and relax you mentally?
Already its wonderfully purple color puts you in a good mood 😉 Besides, it helps you fall asleep and relieves nervous tension. Lavender oil, on the other hand, is great for massage, reduces itching of the skin, and makes it look radiant. You can make it yourself. Just pour any oil over lavender flowers (fresh or dried) and leave in a sunny place for about 6 weeks.
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Not only does it seduce with its scent, but it also guarantees a peaceful and relaxing sleep. In addition, it will help to calm down hormonal imbalance, supports the treatment of depression, headaches and relieves inflammation. In India it is considered an aphrodisiac and the Chinese believe that thanks to jasmine they keep their minds clear.
#3 Guinea Grass
Otherwise known as mother-in-law’s tongues or serpentine (its leaves have taken on a snake-like pattern). If you suffer from insomnia, be sure to put it in your bedroom. This plant cleans the air from toxic substances, absorbs carbon dioxide and traps toxins present in various glues and paints. It is not difficult to grow and thanks to it, the quality of your sleep will surely improve.
#4 Boston Fern
This is probably one of the most loved houseplants 😉 Just looking at its green drooping plumes is relaxing and lets your eyes rest. Ferns neutralize radiation emitted by electronic equipment, televisions or computers. That is why, it is best to place them in offices and living rooms. From what I remember, I think there is some kind of fern in every office. Now I know why. 😉
#5 Spider Plant
This plant is such a living filter as it removes air circulating pollution, dust and pathogenic bacteria. Therefore, it will be suitable for allergy sufferers and people suffering from lung diseases. It does not cause allergic reactions, so you can put it in a child’s room without any fear.
#6 Potted Gerbera
It is valued for more than just its aesthetic qualities (look at those beautiful flowers). The plant neutralizes odors, humidifies the air and helps remove harmful hydrocarbon (a chemical compound found in detergents, synthetic fibers).
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It gets its name from its beautiful white flowers, whose shape is reminiscent of wings. With proper care, it will be an elegant decoration of any room. By the way, it will moisten the air and absorb toxic substances, mold spores and carbon monoxide.
#8 Double Feathered Philodendron
Has large, green leaves that vary in shape depending on the species. It purifies the air from harmful compounds and ammonia, so you can put it in your bedroom. The only thing you have to remember is that it contains irritants which can cause stomach pains and burning mouth. Therefore, keep your philodendrons away from children and animals.
#9 Potted Azalea
With proper care, it can please the eye with its beautiful flowers even throughout the year. It improves indoor air quality and smells pleasant.
#10 Aloe Vera
This plant is a real treasure for the skin. Its leaves are rich in a substance soothing burns (also those caused by excessive sunlight). In addition, it accelerates wound healing and helps treat psoriasis, bedsores, acne, ulcers, skin allergies and provides relief from rheumatic pains.
#11 Common Ivy
This vine removes unfavorable substances suspended in the air. However, ivy extracts are readily used in the pharmaceutical industry. They are used to produce cough tablets and syrups. They alleviate the symptoms of colds, laryngitis and pharyngitis. You can also find them in creams and lotions, as they slow down the skin aging process.
#12 Spring Ficus
It is popularly known as ficus. It is one of the best absorbers of formaldehyde, a poisonous substance present in carpets, wallpaper, furniture made of particle board, insulation materials.
This well-known spice strengthens immunity and improves concentration. It soothes flatulence, stomach problems, indigestion and supports the functioning of the nervous system. On the other hand, rosemary oil stimulates circulation and reduces cellulite.
#14 Golden Epipremnum
This plant can grow peacefully in your home for up to 10 years. It filters the air well by trapping irritants added to paints, glues and detergents.
It delights with its colorful inflorescence. I don’t know if you know, but it is related to pineapple. Also, it can absorb as much as 80% of indoor airborne pollutants.
Do you have any of these plants in your home? Or do you own several of them? Be sure to let us know 😉 .