Have you ever wondered why Adam and Eve’s lifespan was much longer compared to the lifespan of the people who lived after them? Men’s existence became shorter and shorter until this generation, and the people that reached a hundred years can be considered lucky. The simple reason is they lived in a Garden of Eden where they were surrounded by different varieties of plants. During the time of the first man and woman, they were not aware of how beneficial those plants were.
Now that the knowledge of humans is abundant and breakthrough, they discovered several species of plants that are helpful because of the benefits that these plants can give to us, especially in this time that numerous viruses, bacteria, and other harmful elements surrounded us. Surprisingly, many plants heal different kinds of diseases.
Before, people bought indoor plants depending on the way they look and what their maintenance requirements are before deciding on one to bring home. But when the COVID-19 pandemic arises, many people tend to be careful in choosing useful indoor plants. We know that good health depends on diet and exercise. But undoubtedly, your environment affects your health, too, and indoor plants that are filled with benefits can make a big difference in your mood, your sleep quality, your blood circulation, and most especially your breathing. We will enumerate types of plants that can be considered as “healing plants.”
- Aloe Vera — this is a popular plant when it comes to health and beauty wellness and is sometimes described as a “wonder plant.” It is one of the most useful indoor plants because it gives many health benefits to man. Experts say that it reduces skin inflammation. The clear gel from aloe vera can be used to treat home burns, cuts, and small skin infections. It also relieves constipation and encourages good gut bacteria. Furthermore, aloe vera plants require little maintenance and only need to be watered about every three weeks.
- Snake Plant — also known as the “mother-in-law’s tongue.” It is another useful indoor plant, especially in the bedroom. For one, it improves indoor air quality. And its function is best during the night because the snake plant converts carbon dioxide into oxygen when you are sleeping. Another benefit of this plant is it removes all kinds of toxins from the air, including trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, toluene, benzene, and xylene. And to optimize its purifying air quality, it’s better to have more than one plant. Snake plant is also one of the easiest to nurture because you can only place it under indirect sunlight, and you don’t need to water it much.
- Spider Plant — like a snake plant, the spider plant is effective for removing formaldehyde from the air in your home. Thus, it is really a beneficial indoor plant. Apart from formaldehyde brought by paper bags, waxed papers, facial tissues, paper towels, synthetic fabrics, to name a few, snake plants can filter carbon monoxide and other toxic air impurities. It is also one of the plants that are effortless to care for and can be kept in less sunny places in your home.
- English Ivy — it is included as one of the indoor plants filled with benefits. It can help you rest easy since it’s well-known to purify up to 94% of airborne mold particles that can trigger allergies. It can also be considered as a “healing plant” and appropriately placed in your bedroom. English Ivy is a very helpful indoor plant for asthmatic and people who have difficulty breathing at night. However, be aware that English ivy is poisonous, so it should be kept well out of reach from children and pets.
Having a heavenly-like atmosphere in your home is possible to achieve now with the help of these beneficial plants. They are not only removing unwanted viruses and elements but also serve as healing plants for different diseases.