Ease Stress and Revitalize Your Health With These houseplants

The pandemic has bought us all under one roof. The isolation, quarantine, and distancing have made us stay away not only from our beloved people but also from mother nature. 

Living in modern homes with inefficient natural air can have unforeseen effects like airflow blockage. The air conditioning in summers & effective insulation during winters can reduce air exchange with the external environment, making us breathe the same air repeatedly. In addition, the house walls with paints, the flooring with carpets can hold chemicals that may cause indoor air pollution. 

Impurified & polluted indoor air can affect your health in many ways. It can cause headaches, frequent colds, sore throats, respiratory problems like chronic cough, rashes on the skin, irritation of eyes, dizziness, lethargy, and memory lapses.

Many people who suffer ”perpetual cold” or other allergic symptoms throughout the year don’t understand that it could be because of indoor air they breathe in their own homes or offices.

Do you know houseplants can help you manage your stress and keep your health symptoms at bay? 

Yes, you read that right. 

In 1989, NASA found that indoor plants can absorb harmful chemicals and toxins in the air with restricted airflow. 

Indoor plants are natural air purifiers that not only purify and give you fresh and cleaner air to breathe but also regulate relative humidity in the interiors, which is essential for human health. Low humidity levels, when turn too low, can cause a greater extent of viral infections. 

The presence of indoor plants creates a peaceful environment around. Plants can light up your space and give an aesthetic look to it. It helps in increasing positivity & concentration. In addition, studies show that it helps reduce anxiety, anger, and stress via their cooling effect. 

Some houseplants that you can invest in to make your lives better and healthy includes :

Snake Plant: Being referred to as Mother-In-Law’s Tongue’, the snake plant is a robust plant with thick and slender foliage. This plant will not only decor your bedroom corner but also helps to filter indoor air. It helps in converting carbon dioxide into oxygen at night and hence regulates healthy airflow. In addition, it can absorb cancer-causing toxins, including CO2, benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene and serve as an effective defense system against airborne allergies.

Areca Palm: It is a natural cooler and air purifier. It can remove harmful toxins like xylene and toluene from the atmosphere. With the ability to filter and purify the air, it adds moisture to the air, making it cleans and fresh for us. It boosts your respiratory health as well as mood.

Spiders Plant: An excellent low-maintenance natural purifier that helps in reducing indoor pollutants like benzene, formaldehyde, and toluene. This plant can help people recover from anxiety, fatigue by improving a soothing environment around them. With an appealing appearance, it makes your house look warm and welcoming. 

Our well-equipped comfort homes with all essential amenities cannot soothe us in a way that a walk in the park amidst trees with fresh air all around would do. So let’s bring in these plants inside our homes to create an atmosphere that everyone desires with enhanced health.

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