So, how do indoor plants actually benefit you at home and at work?
The benefits of indoor plants
When shopping for houseplants, most of us will choose a plant based on how it looks and how easy it is to maintain before taking one home. Although these are important factors to keep in mind, few of us know of the incredible health benefits a plant can provide for us.
From air-purifying properties to plants that help us achieve a restful night’s sleep, choosing the right houseplant can have a significant impact on your health and well-being.
We know that maintaining good health goes beyond a healthy diet and exercise, the quality of your home environment contributes towards your health also. Bringing plants into your home is an easy way to help lower stress levels, lighten your mood and even improve your breathing.
For decades, researchers have looked into the many ways that plants can benefit our psychological and physical health. Here, we’ll look at some of these findings, as well as introduce you to the plants that can help you improve your physical and psychological health.
Don’t just take it from us, hear it straight from the horse’s mouth
An independent study conducted by the University of Technology Sydney has uncovered evidence indoor plant life can reduce building energy costs, improve air quality as well as raise performance and productivity among workers.
NASA Clean Air Study
In 1989, the North American Space Agency – which includes some of the brightest minds on the planet, conducted a scientific study to discover the effects plants have on an enclosed environment to help clean the air in their space stations.
In 2014, doctors from Harvard and other established American univeristies conducted a study in the cognitive effects on improving indoor environmental quality. The study found cognitive function test scores doubled .