Indoor plants can do more than just make your living room look bright and lively. They can actually improve your health. When it comes to staying healthy, few remedies can rival those provided by Mother Nature. Houseplants are particularly well-equipped to provide that kind of wellness. They do that in a number of ways, from increasing humidity levels, filtering contaminants, and releasing oxygen to increasing your ability to focus. Here are some of the best houseplants to improve your health.
Lavender is a great plant to keep in the house if you need some extra help getting to sleep at night. The plant smells fantastic and it has long been recognized as a sleep aid and natural way of relaxing.
Studies have shown that simply looking at plants can benefit your health. It’s a simple fact that if you feel happier your overall well-being will increase as well. It’s in keeping with that mentality that the Zamioculcas zamiifolia (the ZZ plant) works. It looks awesome and it’s super hearty, meaning it can live in a variety of climates and light conditions on limited water. That means you can forget to water this thing several times and not worry about killing it.
Part of the reason that houseplants work so well at improving health is that their leaves and roots naturally remove toxins and pollutants from the air. Inside a home, they’ve been known to eliminate traces of formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. The Spider Plant does an especially remarkable job of this, plus it’s very easy to grow more plants from their trimmings.
When the sun goes down, the process of photosynthesis stops and that’s when most plants start absorbing oxygen and releasing carbon dioxide. However, the orchid is one plant that does the opposite. It absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen, making it another fantastic plant to have around if you need some extra help sleeping.
Jade is a gorgeous plant to have around the house so it can help overall mental health, but it also has the same properties as the other plant when it comes to cleaning up indoor pollution. Having it, as well as many other houseplants around can actually help patients heal faster after a major surgery.