5 Houseplants That Provide Stress Relief

5 Houseplants That Provide Stress Relief If you can't ever seem to relax, especially during these trying times, these 5 houseplants listed by PureWow are sure to give you some relief. 1. Mint Not only is this herb great to cook with, but a study by Wheeling Jesuit University found that the smell can lower frustration and boost awareness. 2. Jasmine A study published in the 'Journal of Biological Chemistry' found this plant's scent to be "as calming as Valium." 3. Aloe This super plant does more than soothe burns and moisturize skin. It also purifies the air of carcinogens and emits oxygen at night. 4. Lavender This flowering herb has been used in aromatherapy for centuries. It has the ability to calm nerves, lower pulse rates and combat depression. 5. Basil This herb contains the compound linalool, which has been found to reduce the activity of certain genes that go into overdrive during stressful situations.

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