A Heathy Plant for Heathy Humans Part 1

Herbs, Natural Medicine, Medicinal Herbs, Herb Garden
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Early this week, I was browsing some articles when I come across a piece about house plants that also have health benefits that we might not know about. However, just now, when I was about to blog about it, I couldn’t find it. Nevertheless, I found a post by Lifeheck that talks about plants and flowers, which you can find at home that are healthy for humans in one way or another.

Spider Plant

Green Plant in Close Up Photography
Image from Pexels

I remember hating this thing in primary because the school put Spider Plants in the walkway, and every time I passed there with my wheelchair, it scratched me. The leaves end tend to be pointy, so it’s best to keep them on a side or in a corner.

Benefits are:

  • You are removing formaldehyde from the air in your home. (I learnt today that formaldehyde is found anywhere from paper bags to panelling to synthetic fabrics.
  • Also, it detects carbon monoxide in the air.

Ideal for:

People won’t don’t own a green thumb.

 Better air quality in the room

Care Plan:

  1. Don’t put in direct sunlight.
  2. It needs to be watered every now and then.

Aloe Vera

Closeup Photography of Aloe Vera Plant
Image from Pexels

Benefits are:

  • It helps with burns on the skin, like sunburns and soothes irritation.
  • It aids frostbite, psoriasis and cold sores.

Care Plan:

  1. They need to be deeply watered and their soil left to dry just slightly (about 1 to 2 inches deep) between watering.

Note: They do well in the sun; however, they can turn brown when given too much of it so, indirect sunlight is best.

I want to try and keep my post short and sweet, so I’m splitting it into 2 or 3 parts. Any thoughts on this post or any other, let me know in the comments.

Alex

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2 thoughts on “A Heathy Plant for Heathy Humans Part 1

  1. I have spider plants every where! I’m sure you’ve seen photos of them…I didn’t know they could remove formaldehyde. Guess I don’t have to worry about that 🙂
    I’ve had the worst luck with aloe, watering too much. I might try again soon

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