Most of us have flowers indoors but we don’t realise they have excellent health benefits too. Plants not only eliminate toxins in the air but they can also help you concentrate.
The aloe (Aloe barberae) for example has a healing gel in its leaf that can be applied to wounds to assist with rapid wound healing. The gel can also help with burns.
NASA’s fresh air study determined that plants can help clean the air. The spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) for example can help take out the nasties given off by carpets and furniture including benzene, formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. The rubber plant (Ficus elastica) is another great choice to clean the air for you.
The ever popular Mother-In-Law’s tongue or snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’)
is a great option as it not only converts CO2 to oxygen during the day, but unlike most plants, it makes oxygen from CO2 during the night too.
If you are looking for some relief during the dry months, grab a palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens), as these amazing individuals give off watering into the air, raising the humidity.
Lastly, there are proven benefits to surrounding yourself with green. It can lower blood pressure and reduce stress.
So run on down to the garden nursery and grab yourself some green!