Helpers in the fight against stress: which indoor flowers can cheer you up

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What indoor flowers cheer you up

Indoor plants are useful primarily for purifying the air and creating a cozy atmosphere in the house. They will also add bright accents to any interior.

Experts say that some plants can help fight stress because they have a positive effect on the psyche. What flowers can cheer you up and help you get rid of negativity - read in the OBOZ.UA article.


Autumn chrysanthemums are based on a specific aromatic compound that is also found in eucalyptus leaves. In 2019, a study was conducted at the University of Nagasaki, which found that aromatherapy with chrysanthemums really helps to improve mood and short-term memory. At the same time, chrysanthemums grown in natural conditions have the best effect.


Sansevieria is a plant popular primarily for its unpretentiousness. Sansevieria is popularly called "mother-in-law's tongue". This plant does not require any special conditions, bright lighting, or constant fertilizing. Sansevieria will grow well even in low light. Harvard University researchers have found that mother-in-law's tongue effectively cleanses the air of toxins. It is one of the most productive houseplants in terms of oxygen production. Sansevieria will help you breathe easier and improve your sleep.


There is a popular belief that spathiphyllum has a positive effect on the body, not for nothing that it is often called "female happiness". These large-leaved plants are believed to improve the energy in the house, fill the house with joy and well-being. It's not just a matter of superstition - researchers say that spathiphyllum effectively removes toluene and xylene from the air, which can cause stress.


Fragrant jasmine has therapeutic properties. These flowers can be grown on a windowsill to prevent panic attacks, insomnia, and depression. According to research, inhaling the jasmine scent can even lower blood pressure and relieve fatigue.


Lavender is known for its calming effects. The essential oil is used for aromatherapy. Scientists suggest that lavender can not only stabilize mood and improve well-being. Researchers from the Iranian Center for Neurology said that lavender has anticonvulsant, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties.


Inhaling the aroma of mint improves memory. The most useful is peppermint - it can be grown on a windowsill in small pots. Peppermint leaves have anti-inflammatory, soothing, and tonic effects.


Aloe vera has sedative and hypnotic effects. Scientists from the School of Traditional Medicine in Tehran said that aloe extract can promote deep sleep and reduce stress and anxiety.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA told you how to transplant indoor plants in winter so as not to harm them.

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