5 Health Benefits of Having Plants in Your Home

Learn how plants can help reduce stress and improve your lifestyle.

Ellison Kaith
Jun 14, 2017 · 3 min read

We have been taught about the benefits of plants from a very young age. From pre-school to high school, every science class talks about the what plants do for the environment and why aiding their survival is such a fundamental need of the world today. However, the benefits of keeping plants inside the house are rarely ever mentioned. So here are five health benefits plants bring to your residence and all dwelling there:

1. Plants Reduce Stress

Countless clinical studies have proved that plants are indeed good to reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue. It is good to have indoor or potted plants in a hospital or clinical setting to aid patients. It is also probably a smart move to keep a potted plant in your office, especially if the office building is window less. Plants have the ability to make you feel more optimistic and happy. SO basically, plants make your brain work much better.

2. Help Reduce Sickness

It is not common knowledge but plants help in preventing colds, stopping headaches and even reducing blood pressure. Plants also have the ability to help with clearing congestion. If young children are exposed to plants, they will help prevent allergies. Plants in this age kind of act like an immunity shot against allergens. If you are a smoker or live with one, a plant may help you remove the airborne chemicals from cigarettes.

3. Plants Help Clean the Air

It is no secret that plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, but we do tend to overlook how this helps us and purify the air at our home. In addition to this plants have the ability to increase humidity. Although this may sound like a drawback but it actually works in our favor as pollutants and toxins are reduced because of this, and we do not end up inhaling them. If you are a smoker or live with one, plants may help you remove the airborne chemicals from cigarettes.

4. They Help With Breathing

I did mention earlier that plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and how that has a positive impact on our health by preventing diseases. Not only this, plants also help us breathe better and stay alive by providing us with pure oxygen to inhale. So in short, we kind of owe our survival to plants. Special plants that produce oxygen even at night are good to have in the bedroom , as they aid in a more peaceful slumber.

5. They Look Pretty Awesome

So plants do secretly work their magic in the house but there is absolutely no doubt that they look pretty amazing too. The beauty of plants not only makes your home or work area look fresher but makes the mind happy too, ultimately aiding in psychological benefit by uplifting the mood. They are an affordable therapy that may benefit you in numerous ways.

The benefits of plants are countless. They are easy to afford and easy to find. The only thing to be mindful about is that they do need attention and do need to be cared for as well. Once you have understood and fulfilled your plant’s needs, they will do nothing but benefit you. So we recommend you to go green and keep the house clean.

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Thanks to Shelby Lorman.

Ellison Kaith

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A stay at home mom of 2 beautiful girls, The Bensimon Girls. Writing is my passion and I write blogs to speak my heart out.

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