Did you know that a simple house plant can affect your overall wellness? There are lots of benefits to having greenery in your home to liven up the place, but the best benefits are the ones that help you take better care of your body.
Here’s why houseplants are proven to help boost your mood, improve your health, and make your living space look even more beautiful.
When you breathe, you let out carbon dioxide during your exhale. As you let air back in during your inhale, your lungs take in the oxygen that your body needs to function.
This oxygen is generously produced by the plants in your home, and having a few of them around only increases the air quality. Plants also absorb the carbon dioxide that you breathe out and it helps them to grow even bigger.
Herbs have been a favorite natural remedy for centuries. Lavender promotes relaxation and helps to induce sleep. Rosemary is an anti-inflammatory that can also double as a digestive aid. Sage not only gives off a cleansing scent but is also packed with antioxidants that your body will thank you for.
You can grow these herbs in your own home that help you become more mindful about meeting your body’s needs. Save money on the expensive supplements and scented oils by simply growing your favorite herbs near a sunny windowsill.
Having plants around your house helps bring the peace and tranquility of the outdoors right to your living room. Studies have even shown that those who have houseplants experience reduced stress levels by about 40%. Many also find the routine of maintaining their plants to be calming as well. They become excited about finding new leaves growing and are motivated to learn more about what each plant needs to thrive.
Stress wreaks havoc on the body and destroys your ability to eat, sleep, and fight off potential illness. In such a chaotic world, any mental reprieve is greatly welcomed. To help you lower your stress and enjoy your home life a little bit more, start your houseplant journey by purchasing something that’s both beautiful and easy to take care of.