The Health Benefits of Plants
Along with coffee and avocados, plants are the latest millennial obsession taking the world by storm. Not only do they look great on the 'gram, but there are also actual health benefits to filling your house with plants. As if you needed any other reason to empty your bank account at the local garden centre, house plants are said to purify the air of harmful organic compounds, reduce stress, improve memory, boost mental well-being, and much, much more…
The physical benefits of houseplants include:
- Less breathing issues thanks to improved air quality and purification (removal of airborne pollutants)
- Reduced blood pressure
- Improved memory and cognition
The mental & psychological benefits of indoor plants include:
- Improved mood
- Reduced stress levels
- Increased productivity
- Increased pain tolerance (e.g. in hospitals)
Worried about keeping your plants alive with a busy schedule and no plant knowledge or green finger? There are plenty of low-maintenance plants you can keep that could fit your lifestyle…
Otherwise known as, "Snake plant", "Viper's Bowstring hemp” or "Mother-in-law's tongue", a Sansevieria is a great, low maintenance houseplant for beginners. Place it in your bedroom and look forward to drifting off easy, thanks to its ability to improve sleep.
Also known as devils ivy, the golden pothos is a beautiful but versatile plant for beginners. It can adapt to most environments and grows into her environment. It’s an air-purifying plant that has been said to remove airborne toxins found indoors such as carbon monoxide.
Another great choice for cleaner air, Spider Plants are good at fighting air pollutants, particularly formaldehyde and carbon monoxide
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