Benefits of Houseplants

By Jessica Colon
Jessica Colon
Jessica Colon
June 23, 2021 Updated: June 23, 2021

Indoor plants can enhance just about any room with their beauty and therapeutic presence. Not only does it give any spaces an enlivening décor, but it has many strong health benefits as well. Your thriving green friends can improve your well-being physically and psychologically. They boost your health in ways that you don’t even realize.

Find plants that you’re attracted to and arrange them around your home so that you can also enjoy the calming pleasure of houeplants.

Houseplants provide a variety of benefits

Plants can reduce humidity in the air and common carcinogens. If you want to freshen the air naturally and remove indoor air pollutants, try spider plants, bamboo palms, Gerbera daisy, English ivy, Ficus tree, Boston fern, and dragon tree.

Stress is extremely common in this fast-paced world and breathing indoor toxins can affect your overall mental health. Your home should be your blissful haven with the right oxygen flowing. By bringing the fresh outdoors inside, you can alleviate stress and anxiety with ease. It can also reduce sympathetic nervous system activity which enhances relaxation.

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Housplants can add style, atmosphere, and well-being benefits to your home. (Pawel Czerwinski/Unsplash)

Outdoor activities such as nature walks and hiking have been proved to reduce stress levels, and indoor plants can do the same. They are nature’s vacuums for sucking all the toxins in the air and in doing so, they promote peace of mind. Also, breathing clean air will lower your blood pressure. Succulents, snake plants, mint, and philodendron plants are ideal for stress relief. Add one to your space for when life gets challenging.

They prevent illnesses and boost healing

Some therapists recommend gardening to help treat depression, schizophrenia, dementia, and those recovering from trauma. Plants enhance the moisture within your home through a process called transpiration, which aids in the treatment of minor ailments such as dry skin, colds, and sore throats.

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Plants can affect our moods and even improve our health. (Sixteen Miles Out/Unsplash)

Nurturing a living plant can lessen the severity of any dysfunctional imbalances. Plants alone offer psychological benefits but caring for them releases dopamine which prevents illnesses. The next time you’re watering your plants, take a few deep breaths and ground in that present moment. Touching them and talking to them will help you and your plants succeed. Patients who interact physically with plants have a far faster recovery period following medical intervention. Lavender is a wonderful herb that has been used to calm nerve function and help with depression.

They sharpen your focus and productivity

Studies have shown that when people had plants in their indoor offices, their work performance improved. That is not surprising. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing but they help you feel better which leads to working better. Greenery clears your mind and resets the atmospheric tone for the room. Meaningless thoughts or distractions will lessen; creating more time for job satisfaction.

Working around natural elements helps you feel more committed to your task, buffering out what no longer serves. For ages, rosemary has been used in folk medicine to assist boost concentration and memory. So, even if you’ve never been one to make your mother happy by eating your vegetables, it appears that you can still benefit from having plants around. Simply place some on your desk and attack those spreadsheets with a fresh perspective.

They improve mood and spark creativity

Seeing a plant grow is very inspiring. Our minds work similarly in the sense that we’re always planting seeds with our thoughts. By removing stress and breathing fresh air, plants can revivify directed attention. This can spark our curiosity almost instantaneously — allowing for new ideas and flexibility to come forth.

Plants are living beings that respond to their environment and your care. By absorbing carbon dioxide and emitting oxygen, we can efficiently improve our brain function and problem-solving skills. Having cypress vine flowers around the house is known for stimulating the creative gene with its powerful aromatic beauty and scent.

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Incorporating plants in your life can add color, life and energy to your life. (Annie Spratt/Unsplash)

Indoor gardening is a wonderful opportunity to be more mindful. Fresh air and the pleasant feeling of natural surroundings will redefine your space. Plants remind you daily that you’re deserving of all great things by simply raising them. They add an attractive dash of green to any space while improving our health physically and psychologically. You don’t need to have a green thumb to sustain plants. Just buy a few and nourish them with basic water and sunlight. Once you admire them and think of their healing properties, you can experience these profound and miraculous effects.

 

Jessica Colon
Jessica Colon