Plants are not just for the garden as they have a number of health benefits too, including the ability to soothe headaches, calm ailments and reduce everyday stresses and strains.
If you spend a lot of time indoors, be this due to long working hours or weather conditions, poor air quality is bound to affect your health. In fact, indoor toxins can have a detrimental effect on our health. Such toxins can cause allergies, asthma, inflammation, anxiety, stress and even certain types of cancer.
Thankfully, there are a number of ways to improve your indoor health, one of which includes bringing the benefits of the outdoors inside. One cost effective way to do this is to invest in an array of house plants.
Lavender helps to lower anxiety and stress
Lavender comes from the mint family and is most commonly used as an essential oil.
Asides from it beautiful scent, it’s proven to lower stress and anxiety levels. It also improves sleep, lowers heart rate and calms agitated babies.
Rosemary helps to improve your memory
Rosemary, a perennial herb and a member of the mint family that is native to the Mediterranean region.
As well as improving air quality, it’s also said to improve memory function, reduce stress and banish anxiety.
Aloe Vera improves overall air quality
Asides from lowering carbon dioxide levels at night, this plant species also helps to remove harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde and benzene from the air. It’s also said to have effectively treated symptoms of anxiety.If you wish to improve the overall quality of the air in your home or office, these plants are a great investment – especially to those wishing for a restful night’s sleep – a must if you wish to rid your body and mind of worry and stress.
It’s also a great option for those looking for a low maintenance plant as it requires minimum water and attention. In fact, the Egyptians nicknamed it the ‘plant of immortality’ because of its resilience.
English Ivy Plant reduces mold and promotes a good night’s sleep
English Ivy is a species of flowering plant. This particular species is a great companion to those who wish to calm their allergies, particularly if they suffer from asthma.It’s said to lower airborne mold by 94% in as little as 12 hours.
It’s little wonder it’s one of the most efficient plants to invest in when it comes to removing formaldehyde from the air and promoting a good night’s sleep
Areca Palm purifies air
The Areca palm is another popular air purifying plant, which many have in both their homes and offices.
Asides from being extremely easy to care for (providing you don’t overwater it), it’s able to add moisture to the surrounding atmosphere. It’s proven to remove unwanted toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene from the air.
Breathing in a purer air (both when awake and asleep) helps to lower anxiety levels and blood pressure, which in turn helps us to calm our mental and physical state.
Money plant (Golden Pothos) is a great plant for the garage
This plant species is another powerful tool to invest in when it comes to tackling poor air quality and stress affecting factors. Having such a plant in your office or home is a good way to promote a relaxing ambiance.One of the unique features of this plant is its ability to stay green, even when kept in a dark room.
To keep this plant in tip top condition, ensure it gets plenty of bright, indirect light during the day and avoids overwatering, as this will cause root rot to set in.
Snake Plant prevents headaches
If you suffer from eye irritation, headaches or breathing problems, this is a great plant to install in your home. It also improves energy levels. NASA was amongst the first to discover the benefits offered by the snake plant.Having plants in the home and office environment is a must if you wish to lower blood pressure, improve well-being, increase productivity and raise job satisfaction.
Other benefits include improving reaction times, increasing concentration, promoting a restful night’s sleep and lowering levels of anxiety. Going green certainly has its perks!
Buy Decorative Pebbles :
Decorate planters or garden landscapes with these decorative pebbles :
Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.
Recommended Planters : Planters by Size
Choose planters according to size required for your plants for various purposes and locations.
Buy ready to use nutrient rich soil:
In general use, a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.