The world around us is full of plants that have miraculous powers. The forgotten legends and books reveal us interesting stories about the hidden purpose of the plants that we see every day. You can use them to decorate your home, give them to your friends for good health, happiness and strength, or simply eat some of them.
There are many plants that can help you in the fight against various types of depressive mood, stress, insomnia, or simply make you feel more comfortable and cheerful. In order to improve the mood, people usually use essential oils. Even just their smell in the air is enough to make you feel better.
1. Tangerine (Citrus reticulata)
The essential oil of thetangerine fruit has soothing and slightly hypnotic effects. It has positive effect on the problems like insomnia, stress, anxiety and depression. The essential oil which is obtained from the leaves of the plant positively affects the problems such as anxiety, fear and nervosa. Both essential oils are safe to use.
2. Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata)
The exotic and sensual qualities of this herb have soothing effects and establish balance in the nervous system whether they are used for massage, in the baths or in the form of scented oils. Ylang-ylang is effective in the prevention of the heart palpitations and relieves anxiety, depression and has mild euphoric effect. It is not recommend for people with low blood pressure. It is also recommended not to use it orally.
3. Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
It shows soothing effect and positive impact on the solving of some problems like stress, insomnia and nervousness. In addition to the oil made from the fruit, on the market you can also find bergamot oil which has expressed ant-depressive, soothing and anti-inflammatory effects. You should be careful, because of the aldehydes it should be used only in small doses.
4. Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)
The grapefruit oil that is used for massages or in the bath is very stimulating and it is used for healing the bad mood, anger and stress. This herb stabilizes the nervous system and it is very effective for relaxation.
5. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
The lavender flowers are soothing and improve your mood, and from them you can prepare herbal tea in order to relieve the effects of the stress on the body. This plant is particularly useful for headaches and migraines caused by stress.
6. Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
This is a herbaceous plant with climbing, naked, thin stem that can be nine meters long and its leaves are organizedalternately. The passionflower is native to the eastern and southern parts of North America and it is cultivated in the whole world as an ornamental plant. The whole plant that grows above the soil is useful. This plant and the products prepared from it have a soothing effect and show positive effects in solving problems like insomnia, heart palpitations caused by mental tension or anxiety and stress.
7. St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
St. John’s wort is the best known natural remedy for depression. Its bright yellow flowers symbolically represent the power of the sun in the elimination of the forces of the darkness, and its antidepressant effects are highly valued in the conventional medicine as well. This plant has beenorally used for hundreds of years for treatment in case of depressive disorders, depression, anxiety as well as pain in the nerves.
8. Old man’s beard (Clematis vitalba)
Old man’s beard is rich perennial vine. It is intended for people who are not interested in the current circumstances but are in a dreamy mood, sleepy and sluggish. With its effects, this plant brings cheer in the everyday life, stimulates the people to lead a more active life here and now.
9. Jasmine (Jasminum officinale)
The jasmine essential oil is one of the most expensive oils because they use only the flowers in order to produce it. Whether it is used for massages or in the bath, it is excellent to relax the nervous system and to reduce the symptoms of PMS and menopause. It is effective for the mood swings and depression and it strengthens the self-confidence as well.
10. Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
The healing lemon balm tea is an excellent way to resolve the tension of the nerves, and it is particularly useful to calm the fast beating of the heart, for anxiety and nightmares and for the treatment of depression as well. If you use it for a massage or put it in the bath, the lemon balm soothes but also stimulates, and therefore it helps in the elimination of the tension caused by stress and hysteria.