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Phytotherapy: indoor plants

Everyone knows that plants consume too muchcarbon dioxide from the air, saturating it with oxygen, which has a beneficial effect on the human body - improves the physical and emotional state of a person, it becomes easier to breathe. At the same time, some representatives of indoor green have, in addition, also special healing properties. What are these plants? And how should I take care of them in order to get a medicinal bonus in return?

The fighters for cleanliness


It is a well-known fact that in those families whereat home on the windowsill grows ficus, much less suffer from cold diseases. It turns out that this is due to phytoncides - the substances that produce ficus leaves, and which prevent the active growth of pathogenic bacteria and microorganisms in the apartment. Ficus feels well both in bright sunlight and in shaded places, while it can easily do without frequent watering. Much worse for him, excess moisture, especially in cool weather, can root the roots. Useful phytoncides are best allocated if the leaves of the plant are clean and moist. Therefore, with constant periodicity, they should be moistened and wiped with a damp cloth or sponge.

It will help to purify the air from harmful bacteria, andat the same time and from a dust which often causes an allergy, begonia. In the summer it is better to keep it in a slightly shaded place, and in winter, on the contrary, put on a lighted window sill. This flower has a sufficient moisture, but at the same time it does not tolerate too frequent spraying and excessive watering. Solve the problem by installing a pot in a tray with wet peat or sphagnum.

No less dangerous to health chemicalcompounds, allocated furniture, paints, varnishes, solvents, etc. With such harmful impurities, chlorophytum is an excellent candidate. Scientists say that several of these plants are able to clear the air in a day in a room where gas welding worked. Chlorophytum is quite unpretentious, can withstand long unfavorable conditions for it. But best of all it grows at temperatures from +10 to +20 degrees, abundant watering in summer and moderate in winter and regular spraying.

Indoor coniferous plants
Cleaning of the premises from poisonous "chemistry" can also beto entrust to room types of coniferous trees, for example araucaria variegated and Japanese cryptomeria. They come from the subtropics, so they need smooth dim lighting, cool (no higher than +23 degrees) air and daily spraying. The soil must be acid and friable. It is better if it is peat (heathy) land, mixed with humus and sand. In winter, the trees can be carried to a glassed and insulated balcony.

Treatment with aromatherapy has been known for a long time. Florists can create a composition of flowers, as giving energy and strength, and vice versa, relaxing and soothing. Create a "living" basket with useful aromas is not difficult at all. Many garden spicy herbs grow well in the room. Planted with mint, lavender, lemon balm, basil, thyme will exude a unique aroma, with the inhalation of which will be a headache after a hard day's work, bad thoughts will go away. For growing herbs podrededite bright place. Watering should be moderate. Do not get carried away with extra nutrition - from an overabundance of nutrients, the herbs can lose their flavor.

Gentle fragrance of flowering plants in springwill cure you of blues and seasonal depression. In autumn, podbredite identical in size bulbs of hyacinth. You can add daffodils and tulips to them. Put them in a container with earth and store in coolness. And in February, put in a warm bright place and start watering. Pretty soon the bulbs will come to life, they will shoot out sprouts and begin to bloom.

Beauty around us
It is said that if the future mother duringbearing a child will often admire beautiful flowers, then her baby will be born as beautiful as a flower. The explanation is very simple: if you look at something very beautiful, it brings a lot of positive emotions and gives peace and tranquility. So such floral relaxation procedures are useful not only for women in position, but also for tired and tired people. Vallota, hippeastrum, fuchsia, primula, azalea - this is not a complete list of indoor flowers that can bring peace of mind. Predbredite a plant for its color characteristics: yellow and warm orange warm and invigorate, and blue and green relieve unnecessary tension and soothe.

Healing house plants

Aloe and Kalanchoe

Real house healers are aloe and calanchoe. Their juice helps with a cold, conjunctivitis, gastritis and healing of small cuts and abrasions. In order to treat the wound and help her quickly tighten, just moisten the juice of these plants with a sterile gauze and apply to a sore spot, changing the dressing twice a day.

Beneficial effect on problem skinprovides a facial mask based on aloe. For its preparation, take three teaspoons of finely chopped leaves of this plant, pour boiling water and leave for two hours. Strain, add steamed hercules, honey and egg yolk. The mask is ready!

Aloe and Kalanchoe are not afraid of direct sunlightand they feel best on the windows facing south and southeast. The soil for them should consist of three-quarters of sand and a quarter of small claydite.

The tart smell of geraniums, especially blood-red, perfectly removes the headache. And its leaves are used as an anesthetic and anti-inflammatory agent.

Good effect on the skin, revitalizing it, takingbaths with decoction of pink geranium. For this, young leaves are poured with a liter of boiling water and insisted for four hours. The broth is added to the bath with warm water.

Golden mustache
Golden mustache, or fragrant calligraphy, somecalled home ginseng. From his shoots, you can prepare infusion, decoction or squeeze juice, which can be stored in the refrigerator for a month. The reception of such a drug has a general strengthening effect on the body and helps with many diseases, including infectious and cardiovascular. Also golden mustard is used to treat atherosclerosis, trophic ulcers and bronchitis. This plant loves bright light, abundant watering and daily spraying.
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