Just the sight of a pink rose blossom can change a person’s outlook. The invigorating scent of peppermint alone can uplift one’s spirit. The magnificent colors, intricate designs, and enticing scents of certain plants indicate that something even more valuable lies beneath the surface.
Plants are loaded with active compounds, nutritive elements, tannins, terpenes, antioxidants, and volatile essential oils that communicate medicinally with the cells of the human body. This is the science mankind should be studying and aligning with. Interacting with plants and observing the benefits can drastically improve the quality of one’s life and stimulate a deeper connection with self and the universe.
Today it’s easy to stay closed off in an indoor bubble, disconnected from the natural environment, but these comfortable bubbles only hinder the body’s adaptive abilities and deprive the blood of fresh oxygen. Stale, indoor winter air becomes overburdened with the wastes of human respiration cycles and the byproducts of synthetic household products.
Indoor plants bring the natural environment inside, filtering the air and restoring the breath that connects all. Simple indoor growing methods such as the Mini Farm Grow Box, can bring these plants to life inside the home, with little hassle and great results. A revolutionary home distiller can turn those plants into essential oils and hydrosols.
Here are just 10 plants, among hundreds, that are great to have in the home. On top of filtering the air, these plants deliver therapeutic compounds that restore equilibrium in the human body.
The rose is a symbol of love, but more importantly, the properties of the rose petal are an act of love to the cells inside the body. Roses contain monoterpenes, natural antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory compounds that promote healthy function of human cells.
The brain’s serotonin and dopamine levels can be altered due to various factors and experiences, but the properties of the Rhodiola rosea plant can balance neurotransmitter levels, improving one’s mood and outlook.
In the presence of lavender, anxiety dissipates. In aromatherapy, lavender relieves headaches and depression. In clinical studies, lavender effectively treats infection and reverses degenerative inflammatory diseases. The oil is often used in natural body care products.
In the shuffle of modern life, it’s important to stay organized, efficient, and focused. Rosemary clears the mind, stimulates memory and increases focus. The scent alone has a powerful, positive effect.
The active ingredients in peony are anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial by nature. A unique compound called paeonol also has anti-convulsive properties and restores strained nervous systems.
When it comes to air purification, the peace lilly goes above and beyond. These plants take in the moisture and pollutants from the air. Peace lillies absorb benzene, formaldehyde and trichlorethylene. Household chemicals such as paints, inks, rubber, dyes, detergents, plastics, gasoline, and pharmaceuticals release toxins in the air, but peace lilies filter the chemicals from the air.
Feng Shui practitioners are skilled at maximizing the flow of positive energy in the home. One of their favorite plants to incorporate in homes is orchids. These gorgeous plants have a beautiful vein-like pattern on their petals that resembles a cardiovascular system. It’s no wonder why this plant’s properties relax the blood vessels, decrease stress, and improve cardiovascular health of humans.
Basil is an important plant used in Ayurvedic medicine. It contains compounds that alleviate headaches, colds, and digestive issues. Harvested fresh in the home, basil can be added to soups, pastas, and pizza.
The Boston fern is a natural air filter that can eliminate approximately 1,900 toxins per hour, including formaldehyde. This plant acts as a humidifier, restoring moisture in the air to weaken the mobility of pathogens.
The antibacterial compounds found in eucalyptus efficiently treat infections in the sinuses, reducing inflammation and reopening the passageways. Antibacterial tannins from eucalyptus can be hydrolyzed and consumed to stop and prevent sickness. Affordable, counter top distillation technology can help turn simple plants into consumable hydrosols and essential oils. Plants such as eucalyptus, lavender, basil, thyme, oregano, and peppermint could all be used in these machines to make pure, aromatic essential oils right at home.
11 pounds in 22 days?
Is it REALLY possible to lose 11 lbs. of fat in 22 days? Actually yes… BUT only when you’re a level 4 fat burner. Unfortunately, most people are stuck as level 1 fat burners. So, how do you become a level 4 fat burner to lose up to 11 lbs. in 22 days? Simply eat these foods daily:
Did you know that one of the best times to stretch is right before bed? However…
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I bet you can’t guess which muscle in your body is the #1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat. This “hidden survival muscle” in your body will boost your energy levels, immune system, sexual function, strength and athletic performance when unlocked.
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d) Hip Flexors
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In the years that I've been working on this website project I've come across some amazing resources by some very special people. I'd like to share them with you here.
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Enjoy! Let me know how these work out for you. And if you run across anything I've missed please let me know.