Plants That Boost Your Mood
It doesn't take a scientist to know that plants bring freshness and liveliness to its surroundings. But it is not just a visual treat that plants offer. Studies have shown that plants are not just visually appealing but also mood boosters. Just when we thought we couldn’t love plants anymore, science gives us one more reason! With winters approaching soon, it is a good idea to add some mood boosters to your indoor space as well. Let’s take a look at what plants to add to make our garden and mood even happier.
- Lavender: For years Lavender has been known to reduce stress and promote a relaxed atmosphere. You can place this plant in your bedroom for a restful sleep. Keep in mind that Lavender needs a lot of light and watering so place the plant next to a window for lots of sunlight and keep watering regularly.
- Aloe Vera: Although, Aloe Vera is famous for its multiple benefits for skin but it is not just for curing skin issues but it does way more than that. Aloe Vera also acts as an air purifier and rids the air from carcinogens and emits oxygen at night. It’s a great idea to place this plant indoors in the bedroom and any other living space for an extra boost of oxygen.
- Basil: Yes, we know it makes for a delicious basil pesto. This gorgeous green herb is not just a treat to the taste buds but also contains high amounts of an organic compound called Linalool which is also used in aromatherapy and helps in reducing anxiety and stress. So grow it, eat it and stop to smell it.
- Chamomile: It is not an effective and relaxing tea but also known for its anti-inflammatory and calming properties.Its mellow floral scent is bound to calm your senses.
- English Ivy: The top rating plant by NASA to purify air and are known to suck up carcinogens and clear out air from smoke and other impurities in the air. This plant is also easy to care for.
These are just a few additions to your home and garden to boost moods and purify your home at the same time. With the cold season approaching, we will be staying indoors for longer periods of time and sometimes that can make the surroundings dull and bring down our mood. So it is always a good idea to add some green to your indoors.