When you think of a houseplant, you probably think of a green plant that you water from time to time, right? But did you know that those beautiful green leaves can actually be beneficial to your health? Having indoor houseplants can improve your physical, mental and spiritual health.
Many people growing houseplants from home are too many problems, so they turn to the silk variety for green foliage in their homes. But there is really a difference in the way your home feels when plants are real. Did you know that living plants can actually improve the air we breathe? Green plants are known for removing carbon dioxide from the air, but they can also filter out toxins and harmful pollutants. This will make the air of your home healthier for your family, which in turn can help keep your family healthier!
In addition to helping to purify the air, having home plants in the home can actually help prevent allergies in children. If children are exposed at the beginning of life to things that typically cause allergy problems, they will begin to develop a tolerance and immunity to the allergen. It works similarly to the personalized allergy shots that people get from their allergist. The allergist does an allergy test, then creates a serum of things that the person is allergic to. The person receives weekly shots of this serum to help them build tolerance. Exposing your family to house plants can work the same way, helping them build a tolerance for your house plants. It is important to note that if someone in your family has severe allergies, you should speak to their doctor before introducing house plants into their environment.
In addition to the physical health benefits of house plants, they also help with mental health. When someone is depressed or alone, taking care of a living being can help give it a purpose in life. Many people live in places where pets are not allowed, so a house plant is a good choice. The person is involved in the irrigation, fertilization and cutting of the plant when necessary. This is an excellent therapy for people with mental health problems.
Being surrounded by living beings is good for the soul, so having home plants is good for spiritual health. Taking care of another living thing and being exposed to beauty can make you feel at peace with the world or at least your little corner of the world.
There are so many advantages to having houseplants. However, there are no health benefits in a sick or dead plant. Make sure you water your plants regularly and mix slow release fertilizer in the soil about every three months. If you take care of your plants, they will give you years of beauty and the added benefit of clean air, better mental health and calming peace.