Living with Plants

By: Sana Khan

The quality of life changes when you bring about healthy changes in your livings. I experienced this change since I started indoor plantation. You do not have to be an environmental psychologist to understand that plant looks attractive. But besides attraction, one must dig deeper to search out the health benefits of indoor plantation. Let me take you on an informational ride to highlight the health benefits of indoor plantation.

 

Plants help reduce stress and create a feeling of well-being. Plants naturally helps to heal. There are lot of theories regarding this. One says that plants make you think of the outdoors. You think about the countryside and the open spaces. The plants help you feel less boxed in, especially if you live in an inner city.

Plants are patient and docile, while helps to create that atmosphere in the home.

And then there is the air quality benefit. Plants will release oxygen into the air and take up the carbon dioxide. When you have them in the home, your home’s air is naturally more beneficial for you. Of course, more oxygen means your body works more effectively. Your brain feels less fatigued and cloudy.

If you suffer from depression or anxiety, you want to get some plants in the home. Look for ones that work to your advantage. If you don’t feel you have enough time to water daily, look out for cacti and other similar plants that don’t need as much of water. 

It’s not just your mental health that benefits. Your physical health does too. Plants help to give the immune system a much-needed boost, especially during flu season.Plants have phytoncides and other airborne chemicals. These chemicals help to reduce the amount of stress you feel throughout the day.

Giving you a broader line view of the benefits of indoor plantation , let me briefly share four of the plants you may go for to place in your home and why:

Spider Plants , are great for removing formaldehyde from the air in your home. This is the stuff that comes from all sorts of things you bring into your home including paper bags, waxed papers, facial tissues, paper towels, napkins, particle board, plywood panelling and synthetic fabrics.

Aloe Vera ,the clear, gel-like substance found in the inner part of the leaf of aloe vera can be applied directly to the skin. It helps treat burns, sunburn, frostbite, psoriasis and cold sores. Make sure you speak to your doctor first in case you have any allergies.

Lavender , a flowering plant that has a very gentle and pleasant aroma. Best known for its stress-relieving mental benefits. Catching a whiff of lavender may help soothe restlessness, nervousness, anxiety, depression and insomnia.

Snake Plant , another great houseplant for the bedroom, the snake plant (also known as the “Mother-in-Law’s Tongue”) is among one of the most popular choices for improving indoor air quality. It actually gets most of its job done at night, converting carbon dioxide into oxygen as you sleep.

No matter where you live , no matter what work you are into , no matter what your mood is, try and keep Plants close to you as they can play a vital role in making your day The Best.