In addition to being beautiful, these little plants have healing power and transmit an energy that can help you in many ways.
Adding plants to your home can make a big difference both aesthetically and energetically. Whether in your work space, leisure, indoor or outdoor, the plants will surely transform your residence and your lifestyle.
According to the Vice President of Botanical Science at the New York Botanical Garden, Dr. Michael J. Balick, Mother Nature is a brilliant chemist. And it is not for nothing that since our earliest times, our ancestors learned to use plants to heal and promote good health.
And while modern science is identifying those who have real value in improving our lives, Balick adds:
“I ALWAYS SUGGEST THAT ANYTHING TAKEN AS A MEDICINE - BE A PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT OR A HERBS OR TEA SUPPLEMENT - BE USED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF AN EXPERT OR PROFESSIONAL TO GUARANTEE THE BEST RESULTS.”
In addition to the already known properties of plants, the natural green of their leaves can bring a good feeling of contact with nature. And in addition, having something to care for and cultivate can also be good for our mental health.
If you are interested in the good aspects that plants can bring to your life, it's time to know what are the best options to have in our home. Check out!
1. ALOE VERA
Aloe Vera is already well known by those who know a little about health, well-being and beauty. This succulent has become popular and already composes the ingredients of several preferred soothing products for skin care after the sun or other natural products. Aloe is one of the best home plants, as it requires little maintenance and only needs to be watered every three weeks. It is an easy-to-grow plant that has been observed by experts for decades to reduce skin inflammation. The plant's transparent gel has been used to treat homemade burns, cuts and minor skin infections. Aloe Vera not only heals the skin; when taken internally, it is a powerful potion that aids digestion. The juice of this plant is considered a super food! Offers anti-inflammatory properties, relieves constipation and stimulates healthy intestinal bacteria.
Display of fresh ginger root at the market
Ginger is a knotty plant that helps with digestion. Another benefit is ginger's ability to fight a cold. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which help to quickly relieve sore throat and kill the viruses that cause the common cold. Adding ginger to the diet is a great way to stay healthy.
3. ASHWAGANDHA (INDIAN GINSENG)
This bush is getting a lot of excitement lately for helping with anxiety and fatigue. Ashwagandha is used as an adaptogen (natural substances considered to help the adrenal system - a system that fights stress) to help the body to be resilient in the face of stress. The root can be used to make tea, extract or powder and consumed. Ashwagandra grows like a perennial woody shrub. However, in our gardens we can grow it annually.
4. CHLOROPHYT (PAULISTINHA), ESPADA-DE-SÃO-JORGE, FICUS-LIRA, ELEPHANT PAW, AND SAMAMBAIA
Looking to build an indoor plant sanctuary instead of an outdoor garden? Say hello to the initial air purifying plant kit with Chlorophyte (also called Paulistinha, or Gravatinha), Espada-de-São-Jorge, Ficus-Lira, Pata de Elefante and the famous Samambaia. Consider houseplants as a means of "growing fresh air in your home". These easy-to-grow home plants also increase performance in the workplace. Environmental psychologists point out that the plants on your desk and in your office will improve your emotional state, reduce your negative mood, reduce your distraction and increase your creativity.
5. PASSION FLOWER
Passion flower, also known as Passion Flower, is a great alternative to have in your garden. Balick loves the Passion Flower tea because of its calming effects. The expert notes that tea is used in herbal medicine for its mild sedative and tranquilizing properties, especially good for people suffering stress and anxiety, making it perhaps the perfect pre-sleep. "A recent clinical trial showed that a cup of passion fruit tea helped improve patients' sleep quality compared to a placebo," adds Balick.
Experiencing stress and anxiety? The relaxing kava plant can help you. It can be purchased at stores specializing in tropical plants. Balick explains that kava is "a culturally important species native to the tropical islands of the Pacific and traditionally used by people to resolve conflicts and promote relationships in the community". This is thanks to the strong effect anti-anxiety of the compounds known as kavalactones found in the roots of this plant. "In phytotherapy, it is consumed as tea or tincture and can be effective to reduce the feeling of nervousness after a long or difficult day.", Adds the scientist.
This intensely colored flower is not only a bold sight in nature, but marigold can also help rid the body of pain when applied topically. The bright orange color certainly heals the eyes for its simple beauty, but many herbal experts claim that a dried marigold flower can be rubbed into an insect's bite to help reduce pain and swelling.
With so many options available, you can definitely create a space that is unique and totally yours. Enjoy and good planting!