Have you ever wondered what else your plants can do besides looking pretty? Then you've come to the right place, because we'll tell you what else your great houseplants 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 positive mental health effects, similar to having a pet. Of course, not to the same extent as a soft fluffy cat, but still a plant, as a living being in the apartment, has a good influence on our psyche. Plants need to be watered now and then, sometimes you need to remove old leaves or flowers, repot them when they get bigger or dust off 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, with some studies even suggesting that it can increase concentration.
The stress-relieving effect of plants can lower blood pressure in the long term. This effect intensifies the more you are actively involved with the plants, watering them daily or placing them in the sunlight.
Indoor plants filter the air
Another important point how plants can serve our health is the air filter function of plants. Photosynthesis, which plants use to generate energy, consumes carbon dioxide and produces oxygen. In this way, the plants also absorb other microparticles from the air, which are then released as waste products via the roots. They filter the air in your room. Oxygen-enriched and filtered air can help you focus better, so you don't feel quite 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 disturbing noises, so the typing of the employees no longer has to be so loud.
Suggestions for easy-care and air-purifying plants
- Peace Lily (Spathipyllum Mauna Loa)
- Common thread (Aglaonema modestum)
- Sword Fern (Neprolepis exalta)
- Bow Hemp (Sanseviera trifasciata)
- Spider plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)
- Ivy (Epiprenum aureum)
Healing effects from the living room or from the balcony
Have you ever thought of going to 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 well in your home. What's better than a cup of hot lemon from your own lemon tree? However, other plants can also be used to alleviate some ailments. Basil, for example, does not always have to end up in tomato sauce or garnish the 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 aromatic herbs have much more to offer than just good taste, just give it a try!
Medicinal plants that thrive in pots at home or on the balcony
- Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
- Common Lavender (Lavendula officinalis)
- German chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)
- Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
- Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
- Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
- Marigolds (Calendula officinalis)
- Common thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Have a look at our plants AZ . There you will find other types of plants for your living room and care tips.
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