We all know that house plants release oxygen. They look nice, they smell nice, and the oxygen is a little bonus. Actually, there is a bit more to it than that. Houseplants take in particles and toxins from the air. They put off oxygen. This process actually cleans the air of pollution and toxins. Some plants are used to help people with allergies live with less discomfort. So to put it simply, houseplants give us better quality air to breathe.
The clean air we breathe lowers our stress level and reduces anxiety. It has been shown that patients in hospitals that have plants in their room have lower blood pressure and lower heart rates than those who do not have plants in their room.
Further, some plants put off an aroma that enters the body through the sinus wall, and calms you, lowers stress, and helps you sleep better. These plants are often processed into essential oils for aromatherapy. The natural plant is not as concentrated, so you can breathe easy knowing it is relaxing.
Below you will find the best houseplants for de-stressing and purifying. They are also, low maintenance and beneficial. For high-quality seeds to begin your plants, check this webpage.
You have probably seen aloe in many products you use. Most skin care companies boast of having this natural ingredient in their products. Aloe is a plant that takes in toxic chemicals and pollutants from the air and releases clean oxygen. The leaves of the aloe plant contain a gel-like substance that soothes all types of burns, rashes, insect bites, and minor cuts. This all-around good plant is a must-have for your indoor garden.
Lavender is a super-plant. The lovely purple buds emit an aroma that soothes the nerves. The lavender plant is one of the most used plants for production of essential oil. It calms anxiety and reduces stress. It is often made into a tea to help people fall asleep and to sleep more soundly.
A Rubber Tree Plant is beautiful and it grows easily. Low light or dry areas do not stop this plant from reaching its potential. The Rubber Tree plant has very large leaves which purify the air to a higher degree than most plants. This is the ideal plant for people with poor air circulation in their home. The reduction of toxins in the air often reduces sinus issues, and headaches.
The Day Lily is a great plant for homes in cooler climates. This plant will grow in cool places and in the shade. It is a low maintenance plant that cleans a wide variety of toxins from the air. The unusual bloom of the Day Lily is beautiful and it adds a peaceful feel to the room.
The Snake Plant has very long and slender leaves with a snake-like stripe. This plant will survive with little sunshine and limited water. The most exciting thing about letting one of these plants grow in the corner of your bedroom is, Snake Plants take in carbon dioxide and emit oxygen at night. Most plants do this during the day. If you want to know you are breathing healthier and purer air while you sleep, grow a Snake Plant in your home.
The “NASA Clean Air Study” concluded that many plants were beneficial to purifying the air. For a complete list, click here. The quality of the air you breathe affects your entire body. Clean air means less anxiety, fewer sleepless nights, fewer headaches, and a sharper focus. This will be true for every member of your family.
So, gather your seeds and supplies and invest some time into beautiful houseplants. The reward will be much greater than the effort.