We all have some type of indoor flowers or plants we keep in our bedroom or kitchen, but what you may not have realise is that these green friends can bring many benefits to our health. If you ever played The Sims, you will remember the positive impact that purchasing household plants would have on your environment.
Did you know that the air in your house could be infected with unhealthy toxins that can be fixed by natural plants? Not only that, but plants have been seen to help boost concentration and sleep.
The aloe vera plant is also known as ‘Lily of the Desert’, the ‘Plant of Immortality’ and The Medicine Plant. The aloe vera plant has many healing benefits, including its ability to clean air. The gel inside the leaves have healing properties for cuts and can soothe burns. Yes, this is real! Next time you’re sunburnt just break open the plant and rub it on the affected areas! Additionally, this plant can also ease asthma symptoms by boiling and breathing in the vapor of the leaves.
The Snake plant is low maintenance and one of the strongest features. It can add a statement to a room with its stiff striped leaves and catch the eye of guests. Common knowledge states that plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen.
About 10 percent of the moisture in the air we breathe is released by plants. Areca palm is a very well-known household palm. This luscious palm releases moisture into a room, making it particularly welcome in dry winter months. Desert plants such as cacti and succulents, however, retain water and don’t help humidify but are definitely cool to have to look at.
When you’re feeling under the weather, nothing perks you up like the gift of a plant or vibrant flowers. Studies show that hospital patients that have flowers or plants within their area, or who venture out onto a backyard from their area, frequently recover more rapidly than individuals who haven’t any plants.
Additionally, plants help to increase our spirits and cause us to feel more secure and relaxed. Furthermore, they are also able to assist with loneliness and despair. Caring for a living thing gives us a goal and can be rewarding, particularly when a plant you have been caring for bursts into blossom.
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