How many of you have a Dracena at home? Not everyone knows that this plant hides great beneficial properties.
It is no coincidence that the name “Dracaena” comes from the Greek “drakaina = Dragon” (referring to the Dracaena draco, a subtropical evergreen tree). The Dracena produces a red resin that sorcerers, alchemists and healers used to cure hemorrhages, sores, ulcers or even leprosy. They even bleached utensils and other paraphernalia, in addition to removing mold.
Properties of the Dracena.
The best known varieties of Dracena, used as house plants, are Dracaena deremensis, marginata and fragrans.
Today we know that in the air we breathe at home, there is a small concentration of toxic substances from various sources: in addition to chemicals, internal or external, that form air pollution, small organisms such as pollen particles also contribute. This contamination can affect people who stay too long at home or in the office.
Dracena marginata. Image: Marylooo Shutterstock
Headache and burning eyes, nausea and loss of concentration: a plant, the Dracena could solve these problems. The Dracena is also known for its ability to absorb carbon dioxide, emit oxygen, increasing our capacity for concentration and productivity. In addition, the plant is able to control humidity in a closed environment, thus avoiding numerous diseases.
Plants belonging to the genus Dracaena also remove xylene, benzene, formaldehyde, and trichlorethylene from the air. Substances that cause asthma, dizziness, drowsiness, increased heart rate, tremors, and skin irritations.
Last but not least, having a Dracena in the bedroom helps reduce stress, anxiety, sadness and get rid of the mental fatigue that predominates at night. You will feel better and your room will be more positive with this plant.
The presence of a Dracena in the home or office does not carry side effects because it is not toxic to humans. However, if you have a pet, you should place the plant in a place where your pet cannot reach it because it can be toxic to him.