Plants are natural air purifiers and oxygen generators so having plants in your home is good for you – mentally and physically. Especially, since our homes are now packed with so much technology – we need something green to balance and suck up those airborne toxins…But they also bring peace, health, wealth and prosperity and WHO doesn’t need a huge dose of that in their life.
Here are 5 Plants that you NEED in your life…
I never used to like the smell of lavender. For me, it conjured up images of old ladies and those soap box sets you used to get each Christmas. But now I love it. I love nothing more than slipping into a hot bubble bath oozing the aroma of lavender.
If you’re having trouble sleeping a spritz of lavender oil on your pillow will send you off into slumberland. It’s also great for creating a sense of inner peace too. Here are some tips on growing lavender indoors.
Not just a great bedfellow for tomatoes and mozzarella (is there anything nicer than a Caprese salad?) but basil is uber easy to grow AND it will also bring love, passion, wealth and beauty to your space – what is not to love about that? Whilst we’re talking beauty check out this DIY basil face wash.
Chamomile is great at relieving anxiety and stress as well as being a great aid to help sleep. People with diabetes can also benefit from chamomile as it can help to lower blood sugar level.
In studies, it was reported people who were taking chamomile tea daily were able to drop their blood sugar in a quarter. Now it is huge successes who are seeking for suitable home remedies for diabetics. It works with blood sugar level without affecting the insulin system.
Bamboo is well-known for attracting money and is regularly used in Feng Shui but it can also help increase creative juices, aid spiritual growth and encourage overall good health, that’s why I have a bamboo plant on my desk. Health benefits of bamboo shoots include healthy weight loss, control of bad cholesterol, strengthening of immune system, possible cancer-fighting properties.
You can have these both indoors and outdoors and as well as looking pretty they also have a genuine practical use in our health – not to mention being used in food. Rose water or rose oil is especially good when it comes to skin care. It’s suitable for all skin types, but it is especially valuable for dry and sensitive skins. Other benefits are that it’s a mild sedative and anti-depressant.
Ron Finely, Urban Gardener said in an interview with the New York Times “People need to realise how powerful the transformation of soil can be,” “We’ve gotten so far away from our food source. It’s been hijacked from us. But if you get soil, plant something in it and water it, you can feed yourself. It’s that simple.”