Healing Houseplants: How to Keep Plants Indoors for Clean Air, Healthier Skin, Improved Focus, and a Happier Life!

Healing Houseplants: How to Keep Plants Indoors for Clean Air, Healthier Skin, Improved Focus, and a Happier Life!

by Michelle Polk


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What if the beautiful plants in your home could also become a part of your health routine? Many houseplants are easy to grow indoors and can reduce stress, increase productivity, speed up healing, treat depression, increase overall happiness, and filter our air from carcinogenic pollutants.

Make the most of your indoor houseplants! Did you know:
  • That aloe plant sitting on your windowsill can be used as an ointment for scrapes, bruises, and sunburns.
  • A chamomile plant—with its pretty display of white flowers—might be your cure for restless sleep and anxiety.
  • A lavender plant will make your bathroom smell delightful and can also be used as a stress relief medicinal.

Learn which plants have which health benefits and then find out how to care for them effectively in your home or office.
  • Aloe soothes skin irritations and is excellent for stomach health
  • Rosemary can slow hair loss and enhance memory
  • Chamomile balances blood sugar and is an antibacterial
  • Sage can easy muscle aches and bring mental clarity
  • Dandelions can improve digestion
  • Calendula can reduce skin inflammation

Learn how to make your houseplants thrive and how to utilize them for your health!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510731325
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 07/03/2018
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 587,423
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Michelle Polk is a licensed acupuncturist and board certified herbalist who has spent years researching and learning the benefits of plants and herbs. Her interest in nutrition only emphasizes this love of plants and she has accumulated an absurd amount of herbal formulas on her kitchen counters. Her passion for houseplants started as a child and remains to this day, and she has luckily graduated from plant killer to plant guru. Michelle lives and works as a health practitioner and educates her clients daily on the importance of adding plants to their homes and diets. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Preface V

Introduction VII

Part I Why You Should Care About Plants and Herbs 1

Chapter 1 Houseplants for Your Health 3

Chapter 2 Why Everyone Should Be Taking Herbs. Yes, Even You 19

Part II My Favorite Plants to Grow Indoors 35

Chapter 3 Aloe Vera 37

Chapter 4 Lavender 51

Chapter 5 Rosemary 65

Chapter 6 Chamomile 73

Chapter 7 Lemon Tree 81

Chapter 8 Sage 89

Chapter 9 Dandelion 99

Chapter 10 Calendula 109

Chapter 11 Broccoli Sprouts 117

Chapter 12 Mint 129

Conclusion 139

Endnotes 148

About the Author 155

Index 156

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