Anti-stress plants: soothe your mind and body naturally

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Author: Adrián Medina Alarcón

We all know how relaxing it is to take care of our plants.

But did you know that there are plants that, on their own, can help you relieve your stress?

Yes, and in this post, we have compiled several of these anti-stress plants.

Plants that you can have at home, or in your office or wherever you want, and that will help you live more calmly and happily.

Shall we get started?

The 10 anti-stress plants you should have at home (if you want to live more peacefully)

Take note of these plants, because they can do you a lot of good.

1. Lavender

Lavender is one of the most popular and well-known anti-stress plants.

The sweet and relaxing aroma of lavender has a calming effect on the brain and can help reduce anxiety and insomnia. 

In fact, many people turn to lavender oil to relieve tension and stress. 

The best part is that this plant is a very hardy and easy-to-care-for species. Since it comes from Mediterranean climates, it is adapted to high temperatures and requires very little water. 

2. Geranium

Geranium is another anti-stress plant that can improve mood and reduce stress.

Its soft and pleasant aroma can help calm the mind and reduce anxiety levels.

Geranium is easy to care for and can grow in a variety of conditions, from partial shade to full sun. Just make sure not to overwater and keep the soil moist without saturating it.

3. Basil

Basil is not only the best companion for pasta.

Additionally, this plant has relaxing and anxiolytic properties, because it contains certain compounds that act as natural sedatives. That's why it has been used in natural medicine for centuries.

Basil is easy to grow and needs direct sunlight and regular watering to grow well.

4. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a popular succulent plant that has many health benefits, including stress relief.

The gel found in aloe vera leaves has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that can help reduce stress and anxiety. 

Regarding its care, aloe vera is a very simple plant to maintain, which hardly needs water. It prefers indirect light, so it is a good option to grow as an indoor plant.

5. Rosemary

With rosemary, the same thing happens as with basil.

We usually think of it as a seasoning for cooking, but outside of that, it also has interesting benefits for mental health.

The aroma of rosemary can help reduce stress and anxiety, and it has been shown to improve concentration and memory. 

Like the previous plants, rosemary is adapted to warm climates with low rainfall, making it very hardy. It is capable of growing in a variety of conditions, from partial shade to full sun. The only important thing is that the soil has good drainage, as an excess of water can rot the roots.

6. Orchid

The orchid is a very beautiful and elegant plant. One of those plants that just by its appearance contributes to bringing serenity and tranquility to any environment where you place it.

But be careful, because there's more: it has been proven that the orchid has the ability to purify the air.

The orchid needs indirect light and a moderate amount of water to grow well.

7. Spearmint

Spearmint is another aromatic herb that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine to relieve stress and anxiety. 

It contains compounds that act as natural muscle relaxants, which can help relieve tension and muscle pain associated with stress. 

Spearmint is easy to grow and needs direct sunlight and regular watering to grow well.

8. Valerian

The properties of valerian to calm insomnia and anxiety have been known for centuries. It contains compounds that act as natural sedatives, which can help reduce stress and promote relaxation. 

And the best thing is that you can grow your own valerian to always have it on hand.

Valerian is easy to grow in warm and sunny climates and needs regular watering to grow well.

9. Passionflower

If you like infusions, this plant cannot be missing from your home.

The passionflower, also known as the passionflower plant, has been used for a long time to reduce stress and anxiety, and in recent years it has become very popular. 

This species comes from the southern United States, Central America, and South America, so it is a plant adapted to warm climates. However, it needs regular watering to grow well.

Passionflower is easy to grow in warm and sunny climates and needs regular watering to grow well.

10. Rhodiola

Rhodiola contains compounds that act as adaptogens.

That means that it has the ability to reduce cortisol (the hormone responsible for stress) and produce a state of relaxation.

Rhodiola is adapted to cold climates (it grows in northern countries), so it can survive in low temperatures. It can even withstand frost.

It needs well-drained soil and regular watering to grow well.

Ready to relax thanks to these anti-stress plants?

We hope this post has been useful to you.

If you need help taking care of your lavender or any other plants, remember that you just have to get in touch with us.

We will be happy to help you keep your plants healthy and happy.