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These 8 Indoor Plants Purify Your Surroundings And Boost Your Mental Health

These 8 Indoor Plants Purify Your Surroundings And Boost Your Mental Health

Plants don't just decorate your house but these eight plants even help kill stress, reduce anxiety, and depression. Some of the plants you just need in your room.

Awareness regarding mental health issues has been on the rise and for good reason. There are many people who have opened up about their mental health issues and how they have a hard time dealing with them. Although it is a very serious concern, every time the issue is mentioned it sounds like a vague concept. There are several ways in which people can deal with mental health, going to a therapist, medication, and what not. However, there are those few lifestyle changes people need to make to deal with their mental health issues in a better way. One of the simplest of all is by having plants inside your room. It isn't just for decoration (of course pretty places have a positive vibe, hence a positive effect on your mood). However, these plants help purify your surrounding and help reduce stress levels and make you feel happier, putting you in a better mental space. 

Here are eight plants that will definitely help you deal with your mental health.

1. Aloe Vera 

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Aloe vera is one of the most versatile plants that is known to man. It has so many benefits and is used in cosmetics, medication, and even used in food. Even the ancient Egyptians relied on this plant for many health-related products. The plant provides countless health benefits including moisturizing and hydrating the skin, helping digestion, supporting a healthy immune system, acting as a detoxifier, amongst many others. The plant is easy to maintain and fairs pretty well in almost all conditions. The plant is said to make the air around it a lot cleaner and more oxygen in the air results to more happy hormones in your body. Needless to say, this plant surely puts an individual in a much better mental state.

2. Snake Plant



 

It is a very common house plant due to its low maintenance. This plant is known to be highly resilient.   The most striking characteristic is the long and narrow leaves which sometimes present with a white line(s) running lengthwise. The snake plant is said to be very helpful in reducing toxins and pollution from the atmosphere. Keeping it in your room helps in purifying the air and in turn, improving the quality of sleep. It can also be used in diets as the leaves are brimming with high levels of vitamin A and C, calcium, magnesium and strong anti-oxidants.

3. Lavender



 

The plant has a very distinct and pleasant fragrance. It is also a flowering plant and its colors really help brighten one's mood. There are several medical benefits of having the plant in your room. The plant is said to help improve the quality of sleep, helps in dealing with restlessness, nervousness, anxiety, depression, and even lower heart rate. You can even make a tea out of the plant that is said to help with headaches, toothaches, and an upset stomach. The essential oil extracted from drying the plant is often used in cosmetics. 

4. Rosemary



 

This evergreen herb is a native Mediterranean plant with needle-like leaves and has white, blue, or purple flowers when it blooms. It adds to the decoration in the house (like every other plant in this list). The oil that is extracted from this plant is found in aromatherapy shops and is said to help with memory and concentration. Some even recommend it as a treatment for alopecia. The tea that is made from this plant is said to help with digestion and even blood circulation. The plant is filled with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that can be consumed through the tea.

5. Peace Lily



 

 

This elegant flower has a very positive vide and helps you forget about your troubles and worries. This evergreen plant does not just bring beauty but is also known to be one of the most proficient air cleaners. The plant is able to filter harmful substances like ammonia or benzene. It helps an individual sleep better. The only problem with these plants is that they contain oxalates which are mildly toxic to cats and dogs. So it's best to keep them away from their reach. 

6. English Ivy



 

This flowering plant grows like a vine and makes your room look luscious and refreshing. However, the plant is typically found in gardens or on the side walls of a house. The plant acts as a natural filter for dust, mold, and other harmful air particles. The extracts from this plant are often used in cough medicines. The plant contains falcarinol so it is best to make sure you aren't allergic t it before bringing it home. The English Ivy is seen to grow well in most weather conditions and is not very hard to maintain.

7. Jasmine



 

This plant is best kept inside your room or next to your bed. It is one of the best natural air purifiers and is guaranteed to help you have a peaceful and undisturbed sleep. The sweet fragrance from the plant also helps in making you feel fresh and positive. The tea made out of this plant is known for soothing anxiety, lowering heart rate, and cholesterol. When it blooms the plant has white and yellow flowers that are sure to brighten up your mood no matter what.

8. Red-edged Dracaena



 

This plant is believed to promote relaxation and goes a long way in reducing stress. It has long narrow leaves with the characteristic crimson edges and can grow quite tall (up to the ceiling). The plants are easy to maintain and require a little more sunshine as compared to others in the list. In fact, there are multiple plants from the dracaena family that is known to have medical benefits. Dracaena cinnabari or Socotra dragon tree, for example, whose root is used for treating rheumatism and as a stimulant, or Dracaena reflexa (also called “song of India”) known for its air cleaning properties.

Disclaimer : This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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