There is no need to be an urban gardener with a YouTube channel to grow potted plants in your home. Just choose varieties that require minimal care but provide health benefits that range from beating the cold to enhancing memory. Research by NASA suggests that houseplants can extract up to 87% of air toxins in a day. And there are already studies that document how they promote levels of concentration, productivity, and general health. In fact, just some green lore can make you relax and better your mood. Don’t know which plants works best for you? Here is an easy guide.
Are you looking to get some Zzzs after a long day at work? Bring the snake plant home. This inexpensive and low maintenance plant can boost air quality while you sleep as it converts CO2 into oxygen at night. Sarah Rodrigues, a horticulturist, says, “It’s also great at removing formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and other toxic impurities from the air in your home. The snake plant grows in any type of soil and needs to be watered at once.
The healing properties of aloe vera are no secret. It has been in use for thousands of years as a natural remedy for calming irritable skin. And its popularity has only increased over time. From creams to shampoos and even ointments, chances are a product arrives at least once in your life that lists aloe vera as an ingredient. Today, people commonly use a gel-like substance found in their leaves to treat many conditions such as burns, sunburns, and even psoriasis. “But be clear with your doctor before application. Some people may be allergic to aloe vera,” says General Physician Dr. Tanuj Garg.
If you live in an area where humidity is an issue, then this natural humidifier should find a room in your home. The plant is also one of the world’s best air purifiers and can target formaldehyde, xylene, and other unwanted toxins. Dr. Garg says, “If you’re someone who suffers from dry skin and other cold-weather problems as a result of being caught in an air-conditioned space all day, Boston ferns can help reduce symptoms.
These insta-worthy plants are powerful air purifiers, absorbing ammonia, benzene, xylene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene. “But they are known to produce pollen and have a strong scent. They are not ideally suited to plants and pollen-based allergies,” says Rodrigues.
The purple color of the plant can help you relax. They are perfect for weekend gardeners as they do not require much care. Just make sure they don’t get direct sunlight.
Many do not know that Eucalyptus can be found as a house plant. Should you manage to get your hands on one, it would be a valuable addition to your home. “The plant has been used for centuries to treat all types of health conditions. Its leaves are filled with tannins that pick up healthy fluids in the body’s airways. Rodrigues says, just combating the congestion-related problem Breath in your scent to resist and resist the cold.
This herb has been a part of ancient medicine and is known for its memory and concentration boosting properties. A 2013 study conducted by the University of Northumbria found that people who were exposed to rosemary essential oil fragrance performed better on the questionnaire than people who were exposed to no scent at all. A compound called 1,4-cineole is believed to be a memory-enhancing component of rosemary.
Studies show that just having this round can purify up to 98% of the airborne mold particles that can trigger allergies. Please keep it in the bedroom to help you breathe easier.
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