Trees are a welcome sight. Especially to those who live in crowded apartments in the cities. Having been born in a city, I know the congestion of living in a city. Health is more important than wealth. I used to be sick almost always in my childhood. After marriage I moved to the village. From then, I have not had much difficulty and became sick only a few times. The factors that promoted my health are the trees and the beautiful lush nature that surrounds our house.
These images are taken by us from our farm.
There are several plants that promote health. The neem tree is the most important. When the breeze blows, the medicinal values of the plant are spread in the air thus creating a healthy environment. Neem is also useful in curing a lot of diseases. The bark is used to clean the teeth. Eating raw leaves is good for the eye. However, it is best to consult a nutritionist or herbal specialist before consuming it.
Even if you are not able to plant trees or small plants, please do try to plant small herbs in pots and keep them in the apartment window sill or balcony. The holy basil also known as Tulasi in India is one plant whose importance can never be underestimated. eating a few Thulasi leaves will cure cold, cough and any signs of fever and fatigue. I have tested it. The dark green variety or the Krishna Thulasi has more medicinal value.
Flowering plants are also a great stress reliever. When you feel low, it is a great tonic to just look at a flowering plant and observe the butterflies which hover around to suck the nectar. Just observing the nature also helps calm the agitated mind and is a great cure for depression.
The importance of plants is very great regarding the conservation of our planet. the more plants we help grow, the more secure is the mother Earth. We have to be responsible to our planet. We have to make sure that the coming generations have a clean, good, healthy planet to live in. If people spend time and money planting more trees and agriculture, there would not be any hungry souls left. If only political leaders stressed on agriculture without harmful pesticides or fertilizers, then our life would have been more wonderful.
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