6 so-called “plants of happiness” that it is desirable to keep at home
These plants are believed to bring happiness and protect the home from adverse influences.
- Rosemary-medicinal dew against mental fatigue. Rosemary means “dew on the sea”. It is an evergreen shrub and the most widely used aromatic plant. Restores concentration and eliminates headaches, cures depression and reduces mental fatigue. Massaging with a few drops of the essential oil of this plant mixed with some vegetable oil (or massage lotion) will relax the body and drive away black thoughts. This essential oil contains cineole (which stimulates the central nervous system). Rosemary oil is used only for external use.
- Mint-is a promoter of good mood. Peppermint leaves contain about 2% of essential oil of bitter substance and tannin. Menthol and menthol is the most important ingredient in peppermint essential oil. The oil has a pleasant smell and taste, so it is used in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical and food industries. Mint has been used for thousands of years in folk medicine, which is now supplemented by proven scientific research. Relieves the effects of stress, depression, mental exhaustion, nervousness and anxiety. It is most often used in the form of tea from dried leaves. Peppermint essential oil is used in aromatherapy because mint revitalizes, refreshes, promotes good mood and activity, memory and concentration.
- Valerian – is a plant that was used in ancient Rome due to its sedative and relaxing properties. Greek physician Galen used mint for its aromatic and diuretic effects. For two centuries, valerian was the most prescribed medicine in America and Europe. Science today confirms the healing properties of valerian in the treatment of diseases of modern life. The German commission recommends against anxiety, neurosis, stress, insomnia and anxiety. It has a special effect against insomnia but is not addictive. During sleep, it enables the natural regeneration of the whole organism exhausted by mental and physical work. Valeria relieves many symptoms of anxiety (tremor, panic, sweating). Valerian tincture is recommended for all people prone to excitement and worries. Valerian tea – preparation – 2 tablespoons of root pour 4 dcl of cold water. Leave for 10 hours. Drink 2 to 3 cups of tea a day.
- Lemongrass is a remedy for fears. Lemongrass brings a smile back to every person’s face. Lemongrass is a great remedy for a tense man in the midst of daily worries and burdens. It strengthens and revives the heart. It helps against night terrors and depression. It removes sadness and bad mood. Lemongrass is a good remedy against mental problems, fears and hypochondria. It can be combined with other plants (valerian, chamomile, lavender) to strengthen the effect. Pour a cup of the plant with 2 dcl of boiling water. Allow the tea to cool. Baths and washing with lemon balm tea strengthen the nerves.
- St. John’s wort is the most famous natural remedy for depression. The yellow flowers symbolically signify the “power of the sun” in driving away the forces of darkness. Conventional medicine greatly appreciates the antidepressant effects of this plant. However, St. John’s wort is not a fast drug with which to quickly achieve treatment results. This gentle and extraordinary plant gives good results in the long run. Body and soul recover. A solid foundation is built for complete healing. One of the active ingredients of this plant (hypericin) significantly improves the condition of anxiety, depression and feelings of uselessness. You should consult a doctor before using this plant. St. John’s wort strongly affects other drugs and the effectiveness of drugs (especially contraceptives, drugs to treat tumors, and HIV) Skin treated with St. John’s wort is sensitive to the sun. St. John’s wort is most often used in capsules or in the form of tea. Pour one to 2 tablespoons of dried grass with a cup of hot water. Strain and drink in small sips. This herb is most effective if a person drinks one to 2 cups of tea a day for 4 to 6 weeks.
- Lavender-is a plant that drives negative thoughts. It is used in cosmetics and phytotherapy against insomnia, depression, nervous exhaustion and anxiety. Folk medicine recommends the use of lavender in the treatment of nervous heart palpitations, migraines, hysteria, propensity to fainting, anxiety, depression and stress. A drop of lavender essential oil on a pillow will drive away negative thoughts and help you sleep better. Lavender bath relaxes and soothes, heals headaches, depression and stress. Pour about 100 grams of dried lavender flowers with a liter of hot water. Drain after 20 minutes and add water (without flowers) to the bath.