Plants literally breathe life at home. Here are 10 key benefits homeowners gain in having indoor plants.
- Plants induce happiness. House plants add a feeling of well-being, making one feel calmer and more hopeful. On a recent article we discussed it – biophilia.
- Indoor plants can help combat colds. Indoor plants have been cited to cut cold-related ailments by about 30%. This is because of the house plant’s ability to increase humidity levels and decrease dust in the air.
- House plants can filter airborne contaminants: We breathe the same air again and again, potentially taking in harmful substances that are confined inside. Indoor plants can help eradicate pollutants including volatile organic compounds or VOCs that cause nausea, headaches, etc.
- Plants lessen carbon dioxide. House plants draw carbon dioxide from the air during photosynthesis,. Removing this CO2 can help prevent drowsiness.
- Indoor plants can help prevent allergies. Early exposure of children to allergens such as plants can help build a tolerance and immunity to the allergens. It works like a “natural allergy shot”.
- Plants can enhance brain proficiency. Indoor plants, succulents and flowers can inspire creativity, improve your mood, idea generation, and more.
- House plants aid even in your sleep. Filling a vase of Gerbera daisie in your bedrooms, for example, can improve your night’s rest.
- Plants are known to be natural humidifiers. As an alternative to bought humidifier machines to soften the air, why not just bring in a house plant or two.
- Indoor plants can help clear congestion. Plants like the Eucalyptus can help clear phlegm and congestion from your system.
- Plants aid in improving your mental health. Caring for any living thing can help when you’re depressed and lonely, giving you a purpose in life.
Home life is best shared with our green friends. Real estate developers build for us homes with concrete, metal, glass and wood — inanimate objects which are perfect for giving us protection, boundaries, and shelter. We, the homebuyers and homeowners; however, are the ones responsible to give houses life and live lives to the utmost goodness and gladness. God has meant His creation to sustain one another.