Recent research found that plants in your home can make you feel more comfortable, soothed and relaxed. They are easy to care for and are a quick way to inject some beauty naturally into our homes. Plants are much more than decoration. They improve your physical and mental health. These living and breathing beauties are beneficial to us in many surprising ways. Here are the reasons.
Natural Air Purifiers
Carpets, paints, print toners and many other indoor objects give off pollutants. They get built up in the air and irritate your skin, eyes or make it hard for you to breathe. Plants like spider plants and peace lilies are natural purifiers which help to eliminate harmful pollutants and toxins from the air. For those suffering from asthma or any other respiratory diseases, these indoor plants improve the air quality in your home.
Relieves Stress and Anxiety
Plants in your home are known to reduce stress. When you see the greenery of plants around you, it gives you a calming effect, lowers blood pressure and makes you more relaxed and happier. This is because plants have lower levels of cortisol, which is a stress hormone. It helps promote calmness and relaxation.
Helps Improve Mental Health
Research shows that having indoor plants in your home can help to combat depression. Plants provide a better state of mind, boosting positive energy and an augmented sense of happiness and relaxation. These plants not only lower your stress levels but also improve your mental health. Spending time around plants can make you feel better and also sharpen your memory, as cleaner air is a better state of mind.
Boosts our Immune System
Indoor plants are not only good for cleansing the air in our homes but also help enhance our immunity system. In this present world, there is a lot of emotional stress and environmental pollutants, and all this can wreak havoc on your immune system. These plants will keep your immune system from being overtaxed as they release phytocides. These phytocides are natural chemicals which help fight harmful bacteria and other viruses. So, in short, there is a lesser chance of getting sick.
Improves Sleep Quality
The amount and quality of sleep have a great impact on our health. These indoor plants help you get a good night’s sleep in two ways. One by purifying the air and by giving off a scent that helps you relax and sleep better. Plants like lavender, orchids and jasmine absorb toxins from the air and have natural sedative effects, which in turn help you sleep better.
Having plants in your homes can be a pleasure giving you relief from stress, boosting creativity and promoting recovery.
But at the same time, there are some risks involved. It is important to know which plants are toxic, especially if there are children or pets around.