“ We must consider the distinctive characters
and the general nature of plants from the point
of view of their morphology, their behaviour under
external conditions, their mode of generation
and the whole course of their life “.
Theophrastus c. 371 BC – c. 287 BC
The Father of Botany
Book 1 : Plant Anatomy
Book 2 : Tree and Plant Propagation
Book 3 : Wild Trees
Book 4 : Trees and Shrubs from Abroad
Book 5 : Wood
Book 6 : Undershrubs with Thorns or Without
Book 7 : Pot Herbs
Book 8 : Cereals and Legumes
Book 9 : Medicinal Uses of Plants
According to research, people living in cities
spend at least ninety per cent of their time indoors.
Stagnant and stale indoor air overloaded with
the wastes of our breathing can affect our health
These indoor air pollutants together with the
byproducts of all the synthetic household goods
can cause allergies, headaches, dizziness, stress
Plants bring the beauty of nature into the house.
If you have plants and flowers around your home
you will be breathing cleaner air and you will be
feeling more positive and relaxed.
Also you will be less fatigued and more alert.
On top of all these, you will be able to develop a
new and very interesting hobby.
All indoor plants purify and filter the house air
we breathe to some extent.
But some are more beneficial than others, not
only in removing toxins and cleaning the air, but
also in delivering their therapeutic mixtures,
which balance our bodies and mind.
The following are only a few from a big number of
plants doing just that:
a) Rose – Rosa – Rosaceae Family
Its chemicals promote relaxation and healthy cell
Gazing at the flowers promotes happiness.
b) Rosemary – Rosmarinus – Lamiaceae Family
Its scent clears the mind, stimulates memory and
It controls pests due to its phytochemicals.
c) Basil – Ocimum – Lamiaceae Family
Its compounds alleviate stress, headaches, colds
It has insect repelling properties.
d) Orchid – Orchidaceae Family
Its properties decrease stress, improve focus and
relaxes blood vessels.
It improves the air quality in the house.
e) Golden Pothos – Epipremnum – Araceae Family
It filters the house air from toxins and increases
its general quality.
f) Dracaena – Asparagaceae Family
It removes most pollutants from the house air.
g) Lavender – Lavandula – Lamiaceae Family
It relieves stress, anxiety and headaches.
It treats infection and inflammation.
It is a natural mosquito repellent.
h) Gardenia – Rubiaceae Family
Its therapeutic scent helps the body and brain relax.
i) Anthurium – Araceae Family
It purifies the house air from toxins and pollutants.
Always consider the position you place your
plants and flowers so they have the right light,
and follow instructions for watering.
From time to time use a damp cloth or sponge
to dust the leaves.
Interacting with plants will improve the quality
of your life.
You will connect with yourself, and you will feel
related to the Universe.
Keep Breathing !!