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Ways That Indoor Plants Can Help Your Health

An Albuquerque home with greenery isn’t just beautiful to look at. As well as the psychological benefits, there are plenty of health benefits.

You don’t need to have a natural green thumb to reap the following benefits from a plant here and there.

Stress Reduction

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a little less stress in our lives? Considering that many people are still working from home while dealing with the effects of the pandemic, this is especially true.

Physiological Anthropology published a study that found that keeping plants in your office or home, which maybe you do now, can help you feel calmer and more comfortable.

A garden indoors might reduce both psychological and physiological stress, and it lowers blood pressure and heart rate.

The reason plants may reduce stress is the subject of many different theories. For example, you might think about outdoor spaces when you see them, making you feel more patient. It can also help to be mindful when you admire your plants.

Immune System Boosters

The immune system can be boosted in multiple ways by plants. The first benefit is that you’ll be more likely to get higher-quality sleep if you feel calmer. You are more likely to stay healthy if you sleep well.

The airborne phytoncides and chemicals released by plants also boost the immune system.

In a 2002 research review, people recovering from a variety of types of surgery who were surrounded by greenery during their recovery required less pain medication, and their hospital stays were shorter.

Increased Productivity

Being productive is easier when you have plants in your office and at home. Plants give you the pleasure of looking at something beautiful and vibrant, which enhances your creativity.

By adding color to your workspace, you’ll feel more energized.

During a 2004 study, participants were asked to come up with creative word associations. Participants in the study who had plants in their room performed better.

Using plants in their work area can boost productivity, and employees take fewer sick days, according to a 2007 study.

Improved Air Quality

You can use houseplants to absorb toxic substances like formaldehyde and benzene in your home. Gas pollutants are produced by these artificial materials. House plants can also reduce indoor dust by up to 20%, according to Virginia Tech researchers.

Scientists at NASA have examined the benefits of houseplants in clearing the air, and they recommend 15 to 18 plants for an 1800 square foot house. Even just one or two plants can have a positive effect on your indoor air quality.

Water vapor is also released into the atmosphere by plants. Therefore, humidity is increased. This in turn improves respiratory and skin health. Plants may relieve headaches, asthma, allergies, or respiratory ailments.

By absorbing carbon dioxide, plants increase the amount of oxygen in the air. Oxygen is released as they undergo photosynthesis. If you sit or sleep near a plant, you can take advantage of these benefits as well.

More oxygen will boost your energy, focus, and mood.

Our relationship with nature is deeply rooted in who we are as humans. Bringing nature indoors can help you reconnect with it on a daily basis. You should explore the benefits of houseplants for your health and mental wellbeing.


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