Indoor plants can be a valuable instrument in combating rising levels of Indoor air pollution. NASA scientists find them amazingly useful in absorbing potentially harmful gases and cleaning the air in homes, public spaces and office buildings.
Therapeutic benefits: Tear open an aloe leaf and you will get mass of clear gel—Aloe gel is an amazing home solution for a wide range of skin problems . Apply it on sunburns, mouth blisters, minor cuts, skin break out and rashes to relieve pain and help accelerate healing. On account of its skin healing properties, aloe gel is additionally a phenomenal addition to homemade beauty products like moisturizers and face gel.
The gel can likewise be orally consumed to help with stomach related problems. Just like it helps heal tissue topically, aloe gel can help heal tissues in the digestive system, too. The one precaution here is that you need to be careful ingesting too much of the aloe latex. It tastes bitter and can act as a strong laxative for some people.
Plant Care: The initial phase in aloe vera plant care is to understand that this plant is a succulent. Like cacti, succulents do best in dry conditions. When growing aloe vera plants, plant them in a cactus potting soil mix or a regular potting soil that has been amended with additional perlite or building sand. Also, make sure that the pot has plenty of drainage holes. Aloe vera plants can't endure standing water.
Lavender is more than just one of the ornamental indoor plants. This herb is also commonly used for medicinal and therapeutic benefits.
Therapeutic benefits: May help in sleep improvement-If you’ve tried other sleep remedies to no avail, place a few drops of lavender essential oil on your pillow before going to sleep tonight. Just be sure not to ingest it, or any other essential oil, for that matter, as doing so may pose health harms.
The antioxidant activity of lavender may also contribute to wound healing and may play a role in treating blemishes and ease inflammation.
Plant Care: Simply choose a sunny location and plant them in well-draining soil. Lavender also needs fresh air to rejuvenate. Make sure your windows are open for a few hours each day and provide enough breeze to give your plant gentle airflow to keep it healthy.
Although these plants are tolerant of many soil conditions, lantana flowers prefer slightly acidic soil.
Therapeutic Benefits: More commonly known as holy basil, Tulsi has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Holy basil is closely related to the common basil herb used in cooking. Tulsi has been used in Ayurvedic medicine as an adaptogenic herb to improve the body’s ability to cope with stress and disease. The herb has been used to treat respiratory ailments, stomach problems and even heart disease.
From the leaves to the seed, holy basil is considered a tonic for the body, mind, and spirit. Different parts of the plant are recommended for treating different conditions: Use its fresh flowers for bronchitis. Use the leaves and seeds, with black pepper, for malaria. Use the whole plant for diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Use the pill and ointment form for eczema. Use an alcohol extract for stomach ulcers and eye diseases. Use an essential oil made from the leaves for insect bites.
Plant Care: Tulsi plant needs direct sunlight and optimum water and well draining soil. Avoid overwatering and keeping it in dark for long time. Average life of plant is 1-2 years.
Therapeutic Benefits: This plant is useful for a cough, asthma, cold with candy sugar. Also the extract of this is anti-inflammatory and reduces inflammation.
The plant root is useful for high blood pressure. Also the extract is used for the nourishment of the hair and gray hair.
Its paste is used for the boil, wound, soar or cuts.
Using juice of this as eardrop heals the ear pain. Its natural remedy for ear pain.
Because of anti-diabetic property, it is used for the diabetics. The leaf juice is used for the stomach ache.
Therapeutic use should be consulted with a medicinal practitioner.
Plant Care: It requires minimal care and can tolerate dry conditions and high temperatures. Bryophyllum daigremnontainum grows from a single stem that is covered from top to bottom with large, blue-green leaves. The plantlets that grow on the edges of each leaf fall easily and root wherever they land.
The leaves are valued as seasoning in southern and west-coast Indian cooking, usually fried along with vegetable oil, mustard seeds and chopped onions in the first stage of the preparation.
The leaves of Murraya koenigii (Indian curry leave plant) are also used as a herb in Ayurvedic and Siddha medicine in which they are believed to possess anti-diabetic properties, good for digestion and eyesight. This plant is best known for its air purifying qualities
In the beginning, it’s a slow grower and reaches a good height in a year (depending on the climate and growing conditions), so give its time to settle. In the natural tropical conditions, this plant is hardy when matured and doesn’t die even in the severest of conditions like drought, extreme temperatures, and infertile soil.
Regular pruning or picking of leaves is essential to promote the fresh foliage growth. This plant can be easily found in a plant nursery.