SUARA BANDUNG BARAT – The trend of cultivating ornamental plants is experiencing rapid development, marked by the number of people who are starting to be interested in gardening and planting ornamental plants.
The reason is, ornamental plants are loved by many people because they can be decorative elements that make the inside and outside of the house look more beautiful.
However, not just as a decorative element, ornamental plants are also able to create a more positive atmosphere and are good for mental health
Reporting from the Balcony Garden Web YouTube channel, here are 5 recommendations for ornamental plants that are good for mental health.
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1. Peace Lily
Peace Lily is known to function as a natural air purifier, and as claimed by several studies, this ornamental plant is effective enough to remove toluene and xylene from indoor air which can cause stress.)
Being around large foliage plants like peacy lilies also helps improve your mood and keep you positive.
According to research conducted by the Shefa Neuroscience Research Center in Tehran, the aroma of lavender has properties such as anxiolytic, mood stabilizer, anxiety reliever, analgesic, anticonvulsant and neuroprotective, so it can be used in the treatment of several neurological disorders.
For anyone who leads a busy, busy and stressful life, it is recommended to spend a few minutes near a lavender plant and inhale its aroma which has healing effects.
3. Mother-in-law’s tongue
Mother-in-law’s tongue houseplants are a great choice to have in the bedroom because they not only purify the air, but also work well in low light.
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A study published in Harvard University Extension stated that the mother-in-law’s tongue ornamental plant is an example of one of the best oxygen-producing ornamental plants, so it can change sleep patterns for the better and reduce stress levels.
4. Aloe vera
According to research conducted by the School of Traditional Medicine in Tehran, Iran, aloe vera extract has sedative and hypnotic effects which can support better sleep quality and thus reduce stress and anxiety levels.
5. Holy basil
Research by the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, Australia, states that inhaling holy basil and extracting the results can reduce lifestyle-related chronic diseases including diabetes, metabolic syndrome and psychological stress.
Caring for holy basil indoors can provide a supply of fresh air, and can also be added to tea or salads.
So, those are 5 recommendations for ornamental plants that are good for mental health. Happy world mental health day!