Houseplants are absolutely amazing! They don’t just spruce up the look of your living areas, they can also help cure common ailments. Don’t want to deal with the mess of soil? Eco Orbies are an environmentally friendly soil alternative that work well with all plants. Don’t have a Green Thumb? Eco Orbies make it nearly impossible to kill houseplants. You only have to water them once every 7-10 days.
Healing Houseplants for Whatever Ails Ya
Experiencing dry eyes and brain fog from being online too long? Place a cactus near your computer to help boost your concentration and ward off dry eyes. According to Woman’s World magazine, cacti have unique compounds that counteract electromagnetic radiation from computer screens, which is their survival mechanism that was developed to cope with exposure to harsh solar radiation.
Tossing and turning at night?
Gerbera daisies emit extra oxygen at night, while absorbing toxins and carbon monoxide. Because daisies give off pure oxygen at night, they can help you fall asleep faster and keep you from waking up so many times in the middle of the night, because you’ll be in a deeper sleep.
Spider plants, according to NASA scientists, are one of the most powerful natural air cleaners on Earth. According to one study, just one spider plant can clear nearly all headache-causing toxins from your room within 24 hours. Bamboo Palms and Chinese Evergreens are also helpful in clearing toxins from the air.
It seems that all indoor houseplants help relieve stress (studies have been done), but I personally enjoy aloe plants, cacti, and bamboo. Also, I have a cayenne pepper plant inside right now and the bright red peppers sure do lighten the mood. If you have allergies, consider getting a rubber tree. Its large leaves are like magnets to attract dust, so you don’t end up breathing them in.