Turn Your Apartment Into An Apothecary With 7 Healing Houseplants

Beautify your space and clear your sinuses at the same time

Though the U.S. healthcare system might disagree with him, there’s a terrific—and quite possibly apocryphal—quote typically attributed to Plato suggesting that all humans need to “replenish our bodies … are the trees and the plants and the seeds.” While it wouldn’t be prudent to rely on sprouts or herbs as one’s primary medical treatment, many of the drugs we pick up at the pharmacy (or under more illicit circumstances) were originally derived from wild plants. Flora-based healing treatments are as old as human history itself.

From hay fever-obliterating teas to a boiled leaf with the power to soothe your itchiest tender bits, your local home and garden store offers a variety of affordable natural plants that are sure to beautify your space and proven to improve your day-to-day wellness (though it’s quite likely the placebo effect is a contributing factor).

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