Indoor plants may be your way of improving your home or office décor, but there are also a number of health benefits to keeping plants in the home and office. On today’s blog we explain some of these benefits.
House plants make great natural air purifiers. They have the ability to clear the air of toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde and benzene which are usually found in paint, cigarettes, vinyl and solvents. Plants can also raise the humidity in the air by releasing water as moisture vapour, this in turn can help protect against respiratory problems such as dry coughs and sore throats.
There are a number of houseplants that are ideal for air purification, below are considered some of the best:
- Spider Plant
- Aloe Vera
- Snake Plant
- Peace Lily
- Bamboo Palm
Experts believe that keeping indoor potted plants near your work desk can help reduce stress and decrease fatigue. Studies have shown that office plants can help to lower blood pressure, increase productivity, purify the air and even increase creative thoughts. As well as this, plants can also improve the décor of the office and increase general comfort for the workforce.
As with the above, keeping plants in your sleeping quarters can help purify the air and reduce stress before you go to bed. Plants like Jasmine, Lavender, Aloe Vera and Gardenia are known to help induce sleep, as well as lower the heart rate and blood pressure.
Plants fight colds
Plant’s ability to humidify the air and decrease dust can help fight virus that cause colds and coughs. Various studies in horticulture discovered how adding plants to office and hospital settings decreased cold, fatigue, headaches and sore throats. Some plants like eucalyptus has the ability to clear congestion from the system.
Master Oh is a London based energy healer and natural health practitioner with over 25 years’ experience working with the original energy that creates life, which is Qi Energy. Having himself suffered and overcome chronic issues at an early age, he has dedicated his life to sharing his healing method with the world.
He has opened Qi centres in Australia, America and in Europe and is constantly looking to help more people live free from physical, emotional and mental pain. Master Oh believes that by developing our innate good-hearted, generous and compassionate nature we can not only bring health and happiness into our lives, but also bring peace and harmony into our world.