Seven plants with calming properties

Maintaining one’s household air quality is crucial for everyone’s health. Indoor or outdoor toxins have a damaging effect on one’s health that causes allergies, anxiety, stress, and more.  

This is why it is important to enhance the environment at home for a productive, healthy household. Ways to improve it includes investing in houseplants. Serenataflower.com lists houseplants with anti-anxiety properties that everyone can have at home:

Jasmine (Jasminum)

Sleep is crucial in one’s physical and mental wellbeing. Lacking sleep can increase hormonal imbalances that lead to having trouble in decision making, solving problems, controlling emotions, and coping with change.

If a person experiences difficulty in sleeping, the sweet fragrance of Jasmine will help one to sleep soundly and deep. It also helps if one feels anxious as it helps calm the mind. 

Lavender (Lavandula)

Lavender is great for lowering stress and anxiety levels. It improves sleep, lowers heart rate, and even calms babies. This plant is commonly used as an essential oil.

Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus)

This woody herb is a member of the mint family that thrives in dry conditions. Rosemary helps in improving air quality, memory function, reducing stress and getting rid of anxiety. 

Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis miller)     

This succulent plant has been used as an herbal remedy for soothing scars, inflammation, and sunburned skin since the first century AD.

It improves indoor air quality as it lowers carbon dioxide levels at night. It can symptoms of anxiety and stress, helps combat insomnia, and improves sleep quality.

Aloe vera is also a great low maintenance plant that everyone can have at home as it requires minimum water and retention. Egyptians called it the ‘plant of immortality’ for its resilience.

 Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium)

Aside from the attractive colors of this plant, chrysanthemums help purify the air, lessen worry and stress, and cool down body temperature when consumed as a tea.

Its tea has calming and relaxing benefits that help treat anxiety by relaxing the nervous system.

Chrysanthemums also possesses medicinal benefits that are often used to lower high blood pressure, treat chest pain, fever, headache, and more.

Areca Palm (Dypsis lutescens)

Pure and healthy air plays an important role in lowering anxiety levels and blood pressure; it helps to relax the mind and improve a person’s mental and physical state.

Areca palm is an air purifying house plant that can remove unwanted toxins from the air. It is a low-maintenance plant that enables to add moisture to the surrounding atmosphere.

Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

When it comes to eye irritation, headaches or breathing problems, a snake plant would be a great choice to store at home.  

In studies, snake plant is proven to reduce Benzene levels, a compound that is determined to cause cancer to humans, and trichloroethylene that is detrimental to one’s health when exposed to it. Aside from air-purifying qualities, it also reduces anxiety, headache, and respiratory problems.

In making your home a safe place for everyone, these plants are items to consider investing in. 

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