7 Houseplants That Heal!

Janice Tovey
3 min readJan 23, 2022

Detoxify, beautify, protect, energize, heal.

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Plants have wonderful healing properties. Plants can improve our health, sleep, and add beauty and purity to our homes.

The Snake plant is also known as the “Mother In- Law plant.” It emits oxygen at night. Oxygen promotes a good night’s sleep. The Snake plant also is able to eliminate harmful chemicals in the air. This plant is said to be the bearer of good luck and to emit a strong protective energy. The Snake plant acts as a protector and as a negative energy shield. West, east or south facing windows are best. Keep 6–10 feet from window.

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The Jasmine plant emits a beautiful scent that causes relaxation. It has also been shown to improve sleep quality and reduce anxiety.

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The Valerian plant has a very sweet scent. It has been used for centuries to help with insomnia and sleep problems. It has small pink and white flowers.

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The Lavender plant is also known for its sleep inducing properties. It is good for relaxation, lowers blood pressure, stress levels and heart rate.

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The Peace Lily Plant is an incredible air cleaner. It can increase humidity by 5% which aids breathing and sleeping. It has beautiful white flowers and requires little light and watering.

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The Golden Pathos makes a great hanging basket. Its leaves are marble shaped and it is also know as an air purifier. These plants are easy to care for requiring little sunlight and water.



Janice Tovey

My passion is writing. I also love reading, teaching, animals, nature, music, and humor. I am curious about everything and enjoy writing about all things.