Houseplants To De-Stress Your Home
In this high-stress and busy world, people have grown to accept certain health issues as normal. Allergies, headaches, respiratory problems, and lack of focus are issues we have lived with for so long that we think we are supposed to experience them. This is far from the truth.
Unlike past generations, we spend the majority of our time in our homes and offices. We use air conditioning and heating systems which warm or cool the air and pump it through the buildings. The result is recycling the air that is contaminated with toxins from every person in the place. The respiratory issues that one person may be experiencing are shared with everyone in the building, We use chemicals to clean the surfaces, but they do nothing to remove toxins.
Living with poor air quality puts our bodies under stress. When you add stress to the discomfort we feel, we are less effective and less productive. The situation simply makes life less enjoyable, and we do not even realize we are in this vicious circle.
Nature has a solution
We have identified the problem. In a perfect world, we would turn off the HVAC and open the windows. However, our busy lives make that much easier said than done.
The easiest way to fight the problems that are attacking us is to find a natural remedy. Planting a variety of houseplants that are anti-anxiety, anti-allergy, and effective is the fastest and most healthy way to remedy the problems.
Plants in the mint family are used around the world for their healing and relaxing properties. They are pretty and smell great, but that is not all. Many of the plants in the Lamiaceae (mint) family lower blood-pressure. They lower the heart rate, reduce stress, and fight allergies and headaches. There are more than 7000 species of plants in the mint family. We will share some of the most used plants to de-stress a home.
Rosemary is an herb that decreases inflammation and pain. It has powerful antioxidants that protect us from stress and also from toxins.
Lavender is a popular herb for many reasons. Lavender is so soothing and relaxing that you will find it in everything from baby lotion to tea. Lavender is often used as an all-natural sleep aid. It lowers the heart-rate and calms you. The antioxidants in Lavender are powerful. This is a must have for any indoor herb garden.
Originally from India, Basil is a popular kitchen herb used around the globe. There are many varieties. Basil is used to flavor meat and fish. It is used in sauces and salads as well. Basil has very fragrant leaves. The scent relieves stress and anxiety and is an anti-inflammatory. The variety that is popular for de-stressing is Holy Basil, but Sweet Basil is a good choice.
Lemon Mint (AKA Bee Balm)
Lemon Mint has a tangy citrus flavor with a hint of minty freshness. It is one of the easiest and most low maintenance plants in the mint family. Lemon Mint was used by Native Americans. The leaves were dried and made into tea. This is still a popular way to enjoy the plant.
Some people call Lemon Mint, “Bee Balm.” The fragrant leaves attract bees which makes this a popular for outdoor gardens. ” Lemon mint is used for anxiety, restlessness, and sleep problems. You want to include this beautiful plant in your herb garden.
There are many mint plants that will de-stress your home. Their scents raise your mood, relieves tension, and improves the air quality in your home. These plants reduce inflammation and respiratory issues that weaken the body. As you become healthier, you become physically stronger. This is the first step to overall wellness and happiness naturally.
You have plenty to choose from. Order a variety of seeds and try them. You will soon wonder why you didn’t do this years ago.