Are you thinking of bringing plants into your home? Maybe you're looking for some potted greenery to brighten up your living room. Or maybe in spring you're itching to get started with container gardening on your patio.
Whatever the situation may be, you'll be relieved to learn that indoor and outdoor plants provide us with more than just beautiful colors and scents to enjoy. Plants also provide health benefits to humans, some of which may surprise you.
Plants for the Home:
Bringing a bit of nature indoors with houseplants is especially beneficial when you're locked inside due to bad weather, travel constraints, or poor health. The correct houseplants offer a decorative aspect to living rooms, brightening them up. Even better, some indoor plants have unique characteristics that benefit the people who possess them.
Here are a few easy-to-find indoor plants that have health benefits:
- Spider plants-easy to grow and hard to kill
- Snake Plant-removes toxins in the air
- Peace Lily-works hard to make the air healthy and it has a floral scent
- Aloe Vera-a healing plant to help with burns
- English Ivy-stays green all year round and prevents mold
- Boston Fern-absorbs harmful gases
Here are a few easy-to-find outdoor plants to keep you healthy:
- Marigolds-have a strong antibacterial component to heal wounds
- Mint-has a wonderful relaxing smell and can help heal burns
- Citronella-treats infections & keep bugs away
- Lemongrass-has anti-inflammatory properties
- Roses-ease anxiety