Indoor Plants To Improve Your Health

Indoor Plants To Improve Your Health

Spending time outdoors with mother nature is great for  your health, but did you know that bringing nature into your home is not only for brightening up a room; plants in your home have real health benefits too.

Benefits Of Household Plants:

  • Improve air quality
  • Increase your energy
  • Improve recovery time
  • Help your productivity

A study, conducted at Kansas State University, found that viewing plants during recovery from surgery led to a significant improvement in physiologic responses as evidenced by lower systolic blood pressure, and lower ratings of pain, anxiety, and fatigue as compared to patients without plants in their rooms.


Being “under the influence of plants” can increase memory retention up to 20 percent, according to a University of Michigan study.

Office building and homes can emit toxins from the carpeting, paint and furniture.  Indoor plants can help absorb pollutants from the air.

Plants That Help Purify The Air:

  • Spider Plant

    Removes formaldehyde and xylene

  • Peace Lily

    Removes ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.

  • Snake Plant

    Removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and xylene

  • Dracaena

    Removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene.

  • Aloe Vera

    Removes formaldehyde and benzene. Besides cleaning the air, I use the gel inside the plant  to help ease cuts and burns.

Indoor Plants To Improve Your Health
I have transplanted my Aloe Vera Plant 3 or 4 times. It loves being in the kitchen!

Be aware some indoor plants can be toxic.  Check out NASA’s Clean Air study here and a listing of toxic/non toxic clean air plants.

According to NASA scientists, houseplants can actually extract volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) from the air. According to one study, one six-inch houseplant per 100 square feet of indoor area acts as a decent filter for the air.

A friend gave me this Peace Lily plant. It’s small…. but I am looking forward to transplanting it and having it blossom.
A friend gave me this Peace Lily plant. It’s small…. but I am looking forward to transplanting it and having it blossom.

Interested in learning more about purifying the air in your home with houseplants.  Check out this book: How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office.

Indoor air can be up to 10 times more polluted than outdoor air, but adding plants can actually help to make the air cleaner. — Dr. Mercola

Be sure to check out this site for more info on 35 of the Best Indoor Plants.

Do you have any indoor plants that help purify the air?


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