Updated: Apr 17, 2020
In today’s world, mental health problems are more common than anything else. Nowadays there are more people who are dealing with anxiety and stress than the ones who feel at peace. Some people are worried about their career, whereas others are worried about their financial situation, kids, studies, family, relationship etc. All of this triggers stress and there is not much that we can do about it.
At times, things seem so out of control that it seems like none of our friends can help us, but you’re wrong. Maybe your human friends can’t help you relieve your stress, but your green friends definitely can. Here is a list of plants that help with depression, anxiety, and relieving stress:
1) Snake Plant
The fascinating snake plant is an amazing stress reliever. Keeping a snake plant on your office desk or in your bedroom will improve the air quality by removing toxins like formaldehyde, benzene, xylene, toluene, and trichloroethylene from the air. Known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, this plant helps ease headaches, eye irritations, and breathing problems.
2) Aloe Vera
If you notice, you’ll find that 70% of the people have aloe vera plants in their garden. It is because it is a well-known plant with way too many health benefits. Apart from being an amazing air purifier, aloe vera plants can help reduce anxiety and stress. Added benefits, it is a low maintenance plant.
3) Fiddle Leaf Fig
This happy foliage plant is known for its quality of purifying the air. But did you know that having a fiddle leaf fig plant around you can improve your mood? With its joyful green leaves, it makes the surroundings more positive.
The beautiful shrub with fragrant white flowers has more to offer than we think. This plant is not only pleasing to the eye but has a comforting effect on our entire body. Jasmine plant helps in lowering anxiety and stress levels and helps you feel tranquil. It helps in improving cognition and helps the body be more alert which increases daily productivity. Having this plant around you will increase your alertness, help you relax while keeping the surroundings fresh with its fragrance and of course add to the beauty of your bedroom décor.
Belonging to the family of mint, the lavender plant is known as an anti-anxiety herb. Its sweet smell helps soothe the mind and relieves anxiety, stress, and its mesmerizing fragrance has sedative properties that help induce sleep. A study showed that having a lavender plant around helped calm agitated babies and put them to sleep. It also helps to lower the blood pressure levels, and slowing down the heart rate. It is an excellent plant to keep in your bedroom.