The Incredible Health Benefits of Plants

Plants don't just look pretty - there are some amazing health benefits too of filling your home and office with plants;-

Breathe a little easier....

Plants make their own food from light in a process called photosynthesis, in this process carbon dioxide is absorbed and pure Oxygen given out. Some plants such as some succulents for example  Aloe vera.    and epiphytes such as Guzmania carry out this task in 2 processes and so absorb carbon dioxide at night and emit pure Oxygen at the same time, helping you to breathe a little easier. These plants are perfect for bedrooms to help improve sleep.


Purify the air you breathe......

According to NASA plants are nature's life support system. In research that will eventually help astronauts reach Mars they have identified plants that will purify air and remove toxins. Some toxins occur in our home from furnishings, aerosols and cleaning products leading to poor air quality that may cause sick building syndrome.  Plants can remove these pollutants as they photosynthesise and release pure Oxygen instead.  Some plants such as Sansevieria, Dracaena,  ferns , palms and ivies are especially good at filtering the air.

Improve Your Memory......With Rosemary.

Shakespeare suggests in Hamlet that Rosemary helps remember and now research carried out by Northumbria University showed that memory could be improved by up to 75% compared to those who hadn't had the oil. In some tests just the aroma of rosemary was enough to improve recall by 5-7%, compared to those who hadn't. In oother stests both speed and accuracy were shown to improve in performing mental tasks. So whether your taking exams or simply want to help improve your recall adding Rosemary to your diet will certainly improve flavours in your cooking but could give a  big boost to your memory. Oh it's an attractive plant too, for your kitchen windowsill or your garden.

Buy Rosemary plants.

Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally With Basil, Celery. Garlic and Lavender

Basil is a wonderful fragrant herb delicious in pastas, salads and sauces. It has antibacterial, anti-viral and antioxidant properties and has been shown to help lower blood pressure. Eating celery and garlic have also been shown to help reduce hyper tension.. Lavender oil & fragrance of lavender plants so a great plant to keep on your bed room windowsill.

Buy herbs.

Plant availability varies according to season so please call or e-mail us if travelling a long distance to check availability.