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5 Best Houseplants For Anxiety

So you work 9-5 Monday through Friday. You’re stressed, so you do a little bit of meditation, go to a spa, or go to the gym to unwind. But did you know there are some plants that can help with stress and anxiety in your home? These 5 houseplants listed below are the best for anxiety and can help you chill out and relax. Grab a glass of wine (or two!).


This fragrant herb has been proven and used medicinally to calm nerves for centuries. Similarly, using lavender oil can help with lowering heart rates, reducing menstrual pain, treating alopecia, and more.

Snake Plant

According to NASA, the snake plant can clean over 107 toxins from the air, and emits tons of oxygen through the night. This can improve energy levels and reduce headaches. In other words, you’ll be breathing easier. What’s not to love?

Aloe Vera

This plant is already well known for soothing sunburns, but did you know that it can also purify the air? It can remove common carcinogens and emits oxygen at nighttime, therefore helping us sleep better. In a recent study, aloe was found to reduce depression in mice.


Mint is a great herb to keep around the house for cooking. In addition, it also has great stress relieving properties. A recent study found that just by sniffing this herb, it can actually lower frustration levels and boost alertness.


Researchers have found that just the smell of jasmine alone is as good as Valium at calming the nerves, without the bad side effects. Instead of a sleeping pill or a mood enhancer, consider filling your lungs with a breath of fresh jasmine.

So there you have it. These are the 5 best houseplants for anxiety. Are there any that I missed that you love to keep in your home to chill out? Let me know in the comments below!

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