Indoor Plants Can Benefit Your Health: Here's How

11 June 2021
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Houseplants are not only beautiful but good for your home. Like outdoor plants, plants in the home absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. This freshens the air inside the home and can help remove potentially harmful toxins from the air. There are other health benefits of houseplants, too.

Houseplants As Air Purifiers

Some houseplants make excellent cost-effective air purifiers. While they don't work as hard as air purifiers, you can place some of these indoor plants around the home that is good for oxygen.

  • Peace Lily
  • Rubber plants
  • Boston Ferns
  • Spider plant
  • Chrysanthemums

This is not an exhaustive list with a little research, you can easily find more plants to help the air in your home.

Houseplants As Humidifiers 

In both winter and summer, your heating and air can pull moisture out of the air. Drier air increases the risk of catching colds and causes itchy dry skin. To help add some moisture back into the air consider indoor plants that boost the humidity in the home. One good example of a moisture-producing plant is the spider plant. These plants are easy to grow and care for, and offer lovely arching leaving. You can set them on a table or use them in a hanging basket.

Houseplants As Stress Reducers

Houseplants in the home make people feel more soothed, comfortable, and make the space feel more natural. This is because the task of indoor gardening helps reduce stress.

Caring for plants can even help with some mental conditions, such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Dementia
  • Mental stress

Also, after caring for the plant, they provide a beauty to admire.

Houseplants As Recovery Aids

Visitors for hospital patients often bring plants and flowers as a message to get better soon. In doing so, they may actually be helping in a quicker recovery. In fact, some studies show that having flowers or greenery around when recouping can help people heal faster from illness, and even do so with less pain medication. While this research was conducted in a hospital, plants may have the same benefits for those recovering at home.

You can research the many benefits of including houseplants as part of your home décor and choose one that is right for the amount of care you can provide.

Houseplants are beautiful, so even if you don't grow them for health benefits, they are beautiful and enjoyable to have in the home. For more information about houseplants, contact a supplier.