Three Ways House Plants Are Good For Your Health
When I was a girl growing up in Texas I recall there always being plants around. My aunt used to have beautiful plants lining her stairwell outside as you walked up the stairs. She would also have them inside big and small. I remember my favorite ones being the big elephant ear (Tarul) plant.
I really love plants and greenery of all kinds. I’ve never really had a green thumb but with a little research I have been able to keep my plants alive and I am grateful! Having plants around really makes me feel calm and happy inside. Today I just wanted to share the love and give you Three Ways That House Plants Are Good for Your Health.
#1. Plants Create A Peaceful Environment And Enhance Mood.
I don't know about you but having a few plants around automatically makes me feel calm and peaceful. There is something about the greenery of a plant that makes a room feel fresh and calm. Studies show that plants and flowers are powerful positive emotion “inducers”. Some people even turn to Horticulture therapy (HT) to help with various health issues.
HT is a practice that uses gardening as therapy. It’s accepted for its rehabilitative, vocational, and community use. Outdoor gardening can reduce your risk for dementia by 36 percent. (Healthline, 2017) The next time you are going through a low point consider getting a few plants and see if they don't help to boost your mood.
#2 Plants Help Clear The Air Of Toxin And Pollutants.
Plants are a natural air purifier. They help pull toxins from the air and keep the home purified and fresh. Air pollutants can contribute to several health risks including stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and both chronic and acute respiratory diseases, including asthma (World Health Organization, 2016). Even though houseplants can't completely eliminate these risks they can help.
Consider adding a houseplant to a few rooms in your home. Check out this list sharing some of the best plants to help purify your home.
#3. Plants Look Nice.
There are so many beautiful house plants out there. Having them can add more beauty to the decor in your home. I believe plants make a home feel warm and welcoming. There are many different houseplants and one for every home aesthetic
Don’t be afraid to get a houseplant because you don’t have a green thumb, I have found many plants that require minimal care and attention to thrive. Check out this article from She Knows “The Best Houseplants That Basically Anyone Can Keep Alive”. My favorites from this list are the Snake Plant and the Pothos. These haven’t given me any problems at all.
Succulents are also great. These pretty little plants can live indoors and require minimal care. You can find succulents at just about any home improvement store and even some grocery stores carry them now.
Well I hope this article has inspired you to get a house plant or two to hopefully help improve your health and home. Do you have any houseplants? What’s your favorite one?