Plants not only provide us with a pleasant environment but also give us a relaxing view and hence they are even used according to Vastu Shastra. Many Shastras like Garun Puran, Rup Mandal and many more state the importance of plants and trees in our life.
Earlier people were very particular about the plants and trees they want in and around their houses but this trend lost importance in the recent times. But yet again Vastu Shastra is gaining back its importance. A healthy plant not only affects us physically but emotionally as well. One can use Vastu while he/she is planning to make a garden or something in their house.
Vastu provides a location to each plant according to its appearance and properties. Proper placement of plants according to Vastu may have a number of benefits like health benefits, wealth benefits to the one who believes in them.
As Vastu is a science, there is logical, the scientific explanation behind every guideline. There are proper guidelines related to which plant should be placed where to have maximum benefit from the arrangement. There are a number of plants and trees which people are advised to use in their surroundings.
Some of the Vaastu Related Plants and Trees have been listed below:
1. PEEPAL TREE
Peepal tree is also known as Awastha tree. It is said to produce a huge amount of oxygen so it is always advised to circumambulate this tree in the morning. Though this tree is prohibited to cut, it is not advised to plant this in the house as it has grown roots which tend to hamper the foundation of the building. These trees are also planted away from houses because they don’t let the positive rays of sun fall on the building.
2. NEEM TREE
Neem tree has leaves which are very bitter, a mixture of neem leaves, jaggery, and tender green mango is eaten on Ugadi or the new year in south to symbolise that the year will bring you all sweet, bitter and sour experiences which one should face with peace, thus it is a must tree to have in your vicinity.
3. BANANA TREE
Banana trees leaves are used in the decoration of pandals and are a symbol of prosperity and wealth. Almost every part of the plant has some economic or medical use. A lot of illness can be treated with concoctions made from the roots, stems, and leaves of the tree. So this is a must have in your garden.
Tulsi is also known as Basil. Tulasi should be located on the North, North-East, or East sides of the house, or in front of the house. Tulasi is used extensively in Ayurvedic medicines. It purifies the blood and improves the digestive system. It is believed to be useful in treating many types of diseases. It’s probably for this reason, that it is considered a sacred plant and used in daily worship.
5. THORNY PLANTS
Thorny plants like cactus, aloe Vera and roses shouldn’t be planted in the house as they have thorns which give negative energy and ideally they should be pulled out and destroyed.
6. FLOWER POTS
Flower pots should not be kept on the compound wall in the North, East or North-East as they will block the useful morning sunlight in from these directions. You can place flower pots and decorative plants in these directions on the ground. However, they shouldn’t grow taller than 3 ft.