Lindsey Shaffer of David Wolfe writes:
While plants are commonly used to decorate a home or office, or brighten up a yard or garden, many plants can actually improve the flow of positive energy into a space. Certain plants are able to purify the air, while others can provide a sense of well-being, peace and even stress relief. Getting rid of negative energy around you is an important step to regaining your health and happiness. Use these plants to promote positive energy that will benefit you and the people around you:
1. Peace Lily
The peace lily is believed to provide a means of prospering spiritually, mentally and physically. It improves the flow of energy in the home by purifying the air and neutralizing harmful indoor gases. This plant grows well in shaded or dark environments, such as an office or in a corner. Placing them in the bedroom will promote a sense of tranquility and restful sleep.
Jasmine attracts positive energy and helps to strengthen relationships and build romance. Its sweet and pleasant smell can help soothe a stressed mind and provide energy. This plant should be placed near a south-facing window when indoors. In the garden, it should be placed in the north, east or northeast area.
Rosemary promotes physical and mental well-being while purifying the air to keep your home free of harmful toxins. The smell of rosemary can instantly lift your mood, reduce fatigue, fight anxiety, improve memory and treat insomnia. Rosemary also brings inner peace. Keep rosemary in a sunny spot and be careful not to over-water it.
4. Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena braunii)
Lucky bamboo has been used in Asia for thousands of years as a symbol of good fortune and prosperity. According to feng shui, the vertical shape of lucky bamboo represents the element wood, which influences our life energy, vitality and physical activity. Lucky bamboo is a low-maintenance plant. Place it in the corner of a room that has low lighting, away from direct sunlight, and keep it in a glass bowl with about 1 inch of distilled or purified water.
5. Money Plant (Epipremnum aureum)
The money plant is also known as golden pothos, hunter’s robe, ivy arum and silver vine. According to feng shui, this plant produces a positive energy flow that attracts good luck and fortune. It can be grown as either a trailer or a climber. Place this plant in front of a sharp corner or angle to help reduce anxiety, stress and negative thoughts. The plant’s shoot should point upward to bring you health and prosperity.
According to feng shui, the orchid attracts positive energy while improving the energy of the home and also the lives of the homeowners. The orchid has long-lasting flowers that come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and has a sweet and pleasant fragrance that serves as a mood-booster. Orchids release oxygen at night, so the bedroom is a good place to keep an orchid.
7. Aloe Vera
The Aloe Vera plant bears good luck and positive energy. It can also be used for its many healing benefits. Place it in indirect sunlight or artificial light and water it regularly. It can’t tolerate standing water, so make sure it has proper drainage. The energy that the Aloe Vera plant releases can fight off bad luck and negative vibes.
8. Holy Basil
Holy basil is believed to clear the air of negative energy and attract positive vibrations to the environment. It is one of the few plants that emit oxygen 20 hours a day while also absorbing harmful gases from the environment. Holy basil is a powerful antioxidant with antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. Growing basil is thought to have a spiritual healing effect, especially when the plant is placed in a north, east or northeast area of the home or garden. This plant should receive full sun.
The chrysanthemum represents purity and honesty, and its believed to have healing powers. It also works to purify the air and remove toxins from the home. The chrysanthemum promotes well-being and symbolizes a long life. Place this plant in areas where tension is generated to provide a sense of calmness.
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