Houseplants have, for quite some time now, been a source of natural beauty, and though while it’s true that indoor plant trends have come and gone, the benefits of including one or more houseplants indoors have remained steady. As it happens, there are a number of indoor plants widely known for their ability to reduce stress, enhance productivity, and boost your mood. As a matter of fact, a number of authorities deem that the unique properties of some houseplants can even help alleviate the symptoms of seasonal depression. These mood-boosting properties indeed make growing houseplants among the best things you can do for your personal well-being.
It is naturally accepted that all plants generate oxygen. When it comes to houseplants, it just means simply that they can freshen stale indoor air and even remove some of the common pollutants you may find in your De Forest rental property. Admitting that studies have disclosed that you should have over 600 plants to completely purify the air in a 1,500-square-foot house, just having a few plants could still produce measurable improvements in indoor air quality.
Several of the more popular indoor plants help boost oxygen levels and remove toxins like xylene, formaldehyde, and toluene from the air. The most common houseplants with the characteristics to improve air quality include spider plants, succulents like aloe vera, the peace lily, lavender, and Boston ferns. Lots of these plants have a pleasant fragrance to boot.
An increase in air quality can have a direct effect on a person’s mood but most houseplants could help make you feel a whole lot of good in several different ways as well. Even just being in the room with plants and flowers has been shown to reduce stress, improve concentration, and even soothe minor aches and pains. While it’s true that professionals can’t determine absolutely why plants have this effectiveness, the prevailing theory suggests that humans have a need to connect with nature. When we do, the end result is an increased sense of pleasure.
Conceding that just the act of taking care of any houseplant can make you feel happier, most plants are much better at it than others. Take one example, when trying to avoid a case of the blues, studies have indicated that no plant does a better job than the snake plant. Well-recognized for its tall sword-shaped leaves and low maintenance requirements, the snake plant is both hardy and easy to grow. It is surely one of the best houseplants you could take in to clean airborne toxins from the air. On top of that, it actually does something that other houseplants don’t do: it releases fresh oxygen into the air at night. Posting one or two of these plants in a bedroom could significantly improve air quality, which quite possibly could actually result in better sleep and improved mood.
Another plant with proven mood-boosting qualities is peppermint. In studies conducted by neuroscientists, the peppermint plant has been shown to boost mood, memory, and mental awareness. The plant gives off that distinctive peppermint aroma that can make your kitchen smell great, on top of everything else. Easy to grow, peppermint plants thrive indoors all year round provided that the soil is kept at the right moisture levels.
Whether you maintain a houseplant to clean your indoor air, add natural beauty to your home, or to give you the feeling of satisfaction that comes with caring for living things, there is one thing your plant is really sure to do. Collectively, these benefits could definitely contribute to fortify your positive frame of mind and help you develop into a more creative and fruitful individual each and every day.
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