How plants boost your health

Wie Pflanzen Deine Gesundheit boostern - FARBIO® - Nachhaltige Bio-Flüssigdünger aus Hamburg

Have you ever wondered what else your plants can do besides looking beautiful? Then you've come to the right place, because we'll tell you what else your great house plants can do, namely have a positive effect on your health. Don't you think so? But!

Positive influence on your psyche

Studies have found that houseplants have a positive effect on mental health, similar to having a pet. Of course not to the same extent as a soft, fluffy cat, but a plant as a living creature in the home still has a good influence on our psyche. Plants need to be watered every now and then, sometimes you need to remove old leaves or flowers, repot them when they get bigger, or wipe the dust from their leaves. Depending on the species, plants require more or less care but in any case a minimum of attention.

Helps against loneliness and stress

A plant in your room can make you feel like you are not alone, it can reduce stress, anxiety and even depressive moods. Looking at a pretty houseplant can put you in a relaxed mood and even make you feel happy, and some studies even suggest that it can increase concentration.

The stress-relieving effect of plants can reduce blood pressure in the long term. This effect increases the more you actively work with the plants, watering them daily or placing them in the sunlight.

Houseplants filter the air

Another important point in how plants can benefit our health is the air filter function of plants. Through photosynthesis, which plants use to generate energy, carbon dioxide is consumed and oxygen is produced. In this way, the plants also absorb other microparticles from the air, which are then released as waste products through the roots. This means they filter the air in your room. Oxygen-enriched and filtered air can help you concentrate better, so you don't feel as tired even after hours at your desk. The more plants you have in your room, the better the air. And by the way, many plants in the room dampen annoying noises, so employees' typing no longer has to be so loud.

Suggestions for easy-care and air-purifying plants

  • Peace Lily (Spathipyllum Mauna Loa)
  • Bulbul thread (Aglaonema modestum)
  • Sword fern (Neprolepis exalta)
  • Bow hemp (Sanseviera trifasciata)
  • Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
  • Ivy plant (Epiprenum aureum)
  • Philodendron

Healing effects from the living room or balcony

Have you ever thought about using your plants instead of going to the medicine cabinet? Because yes: you can do something good for your body by eating certain plants that also thrive in your home. What's better than a cup of hot lemon from your own lemon tree? But other plants can also be used to relieve some ailments. Basil, for example, doesn't always have to end up in tomato sauce or as a garnish on pizza; it has an antibacterial effect and is said to strengthen the immune system. It is said to work wonders for headaches, migraines or nausea. Many plants known as herbs have much more to offer than just good taste, just give it a try!

Medicinal plants that thrive at home in pots or on the balcony

  • Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
  • Real lavender (Lavendula officinalis)
  • Real chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)
  • Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)
  • Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
  • Marigolds (Calendula officinalis)
  • True thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Feel free to stop by our Plant AZ . There you will find other types of plants for your living room and care tips.

Our FARBIO® organic fertilizer for green plants supports you in caring for your houseplants!