Plants are known to be an amazing option for decorating the house and also to give to your loved ones, but do you know the number of benefits they have when you use them in your home? The reasons for why you should have more houseplants go far beyond the aesthetic: dig a little deeper beneath their beauty and you’ll discover the amazing benefits that they can bring!
Use plants to bring life. -Douglas Wilson
One of the most popular benefits of indoor landscaping is how it relaxes you. A beautiful vase of African Violets or Peace Lilies is perfect for renovating a room, since it refreshes the air and absorbs several chemicals from it, increasing the oxygen flow to your brain making you feel much more relaxed.
Plants are natural humidifiers that refresh the air and release moisture to create the perfect environment. Instead of spending money on pricey appliances that will increase your energy bill to regulate the dry winter air, get yourself a few houseplants and place them around your house, making an amazing interior renovation. Just make sure to water them regularly! The Boston fern is the most popular choice when thinking natural humidifiers, but any houseplant should do the trick.
Many plants have healing properties that can be used to your advantage, and one of the most popular ones is Aloe vera. The clear gel found inside the leaves is a powerful vitamin cocktail that is commonly used on burns or sunburns to relieve the pain and help the skin heal. Want some more natural healing powers? Check these out:
- Sage: good for sore throats and other mouth problems;
- Rose geraniums: menstrual pain;
- Jasmine: nervous headaches, mestrual pains, stress;
- Pot marigolds: tired eyes, aching joints, thrush;
- Basil: stomach and sinus problems, stress headaches, stings and grazes;
- Feverfew: headaches and migraine, joint pain and arthritis.
Besides naturally renovating the room and decorating a house, houseplants also benefits those with a writer’s block or any other need for ideas: they stimulate creativity! The amazing leaves and colorful foliage in plants such as Crotons – that has a mix of yellow, orange and black – can inspire and energize their surroundings, including you.
Improve Air Quality
While being natural humidifiers, plants can also improve air quality, refreshing the indoor environment and instantly making you feel better. Between the benefits they bring, houseplants can:
- Reduce carbon dioxide levels;
- Reduce levels of certain pollutants, such as benzene and nitrogen dioxide;
- Reduce airborne dust levels.
While exchanging gases and water with their surroundings, houseplants will purify the air and improve its environment, renovating the room they are in.
Help With Allergies
By humidifying the air and improving its quality, houseplants are perfect for those with allergies. Spider Plants are known to absorb allergens in the air and in two days it can eliminate almost 90% of toxins in a room. Isn’t it amazing?
Want to improve your workday productivity? Do you want a natural solution to help you focus while studying? You can bet on houseplants to help you! Having a few vases and clusters around the house - especially where you work or study - can help with your productivity and increase your concentration and attention levels. Recent studies confirm that desk plants offer “micro-restoration” - the chance for our brains to recharge throughout the day.
Aside from renovating a room, purifying your home, and helping with your concentration, houseplants also offer the incredible benefit of de-stressing our lives, decreasing the level of anxiety, and even improving our memory! Some of the top best plants that can help ease the stress are:
- Aloe vera;
- English ivy;
- Rubber tree;
- Peace lily;
- Snake plant;
- Bamboo palm;
- Golden pothos.
Add a pot (or a few) to your workplace and home office and watch the power of houseplants improve your life!
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