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8 Australian Houseplants That Will Benefit Your Health

8 PLANTS THAT WILL Berefit Your Health Albe Vera Benefits A fleshy succulent, cultivated for agricultural Contains powerful antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. and medicinal uses. Uses • Helps heal burns • Treats inflammations such as psoriasis or eczema • Reduces dental plaque build up • Speeds up recovery of mouth ulcers • Reduces constipation • Helps treat acne How hard is it to grow? Peace Lily Benefits Removes harmful toxins from the air such as ammonia and formaldehyde, A flowering plant with dark, and increases humidity levels. glossy leaves and impressive white bloom. Uses • Promotes better breathing • Increases humidity which relieves irritated throats and noses • Natural air freshener How hard is it to grow? VAVAVA Snake Plant Benefits Emits oxygen and absorbs carbon dioxide at night, while removing A hardy plant, known for its formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and stiff, sword-like leaves and benzene from the air. striking appearance. Uses • Improves breathing for a better night's sleep • Defends against airborne allergies • Improves air quality How hard is it to grow? Chamamile Benefits Useful balm for many ailments hay fever, muscle spasms, insomnia, ulcers, A soft herb of the daisy family inflammation, menstrual disorders. used to make infusions for traditional remedies. A ground Uses cover plant that is quite tough. • Infusion from the dried flowers is said to have a calming effect • As a mouth rinse it is said to relieve sores caused by cancer treatments • Flowers are used as flavouring in other foods & drinks • May be used onskin for superficial ailments How hard is it to grow? Retemary Benefits Rosemary is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory A woody, evergreen herb compounds, which are thought to help boost the immune system and with needle-like leaves and an intense, fragrant aroma. improve blood circulation. Uses • Improves concentration • Enhances memory • Provides neurological protection How hard is it to grow? Echinacen Benefits Echinacea is a source of many compounds that are said to assist in A herbaceous perennial with pink, treating common ailments like colds daisy-like flowers with a prominent and respiratory infections. 'cone' in the centre. Bee-attracting and colourful in the garden. Uses Alternative medicine to treat: • Coughs, colds, bronchitis & upper respiratory infections Gingivitis Influenza • Yeast infections • Ear infections How hard is it to grow? Passion Flouter Benefits Taken for anxiety including before surgery, insomnia, stress, ADHD, pain and other conditions. An Passiflora incarnata is a vine that climbs using tendrils and is closely extract is also used in food and related to the edible passionfruit. beverages as a flavouring. Its stems and leaves are used for making herbal medicines. Uses • As a calming and sleep inducing infusion • Muscle spasm relief • Menopausal symptoms • Heart arrhythmia problems How hard is it to grow? Marigold Benefits Strong antibacterial and antiseptic properties which treat skin diseases, A fast growing annual or reduces inflammation and treats infection. Marigold is also a natural insect-repellent. perennial known for its impressive deep orange or yellow blooms in summer and autumn. Uses • Speeds healing of wounds • Reduces inflammation caused by eczema and dermatitis • Helps heal nappy rash • Treats yeast inflections How hard is it to grow? V lovethegarden 个

8 Australian Houseplants That Will Benefit Your Health

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There is no doubt that plants are good for us. They make our homes and gardens look attractive and colourful, they give us a sense of purpose and they bring nature into urban environments. However, di...


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