Plant Therapy: Pick the Perfect Indoor Plant for Health and Wellness

Go Green: Being in the presence of plants has scientifically-proven benefits. Learn which plant therapy is best for you and your indoor environment.

Nature is good for the soul, and plants are an easy and affordable way to bring the outdoors in. Surrounding yourself with live greenery is more than just savvy Feng Shui; plant therapy is actually beneficial to your overall health. While it’s true that plants serve as attractive décor pieces that improve the general ambiance of your living space, research shows that they also have a positive impact on your health, happiness, and the quality of your environment. Educate yourself on indoor plants and the way they affect your well-being and air quality to find the right fit for your home.

Nurtured by Nature

As you peruse the plant aisles of the garden center, it’s easy to focus on your aesthetic preferences or maintenance suggestions, and while it’s true that both are important, there are certain plants that serve specific purposes. Consider the following:

Spider PlantChlorophytum comosum

If you’re looking to improve the air quality of your home but know you don’t have a green thumb, a spider plant may be just what you’re looking for.

Chlorophytum comosum is the scientific name for the spider plant, which grows indoors or outdoors with very little care.

Spider plants are particularly good at removing volatile organic compounds (also known as VOCs) such as formaldehyde, benzene, and other gases found in fabric, plastic, pesticides, and cleaners from the air. They’re also easy to care for since they don’t require direct sunlight, can grow in any type of soil, and only need occasional watering.

Lavender Lavandula stoechas et al.

Lavender is a pleasing choice for the senses; it offers a pretty pop of color as well as a pleasing aroma. The benefits don’t stop there though. Lavender is often utilized in aromatherapy. to help relieve stress, reduce anxiety, and promote better sleep quality, making it a good choice for a bedroom.

Lavender provides a soothing scent, is grown in large fields, and is extremely beautiful.

Lavender does need deep watering, well-drained soil, and lots of sunlight so you’ll have to find a sunny spot and pay attention to the moisture status of the soil. 

Aloe Vera

If you’re prone to accidental sunburns or skin issues, aloe vera is an excellent option. It’s not only easy to care for, but it also takes care of you by treating burns, sunburn, frostbite, psoriasis, cold sores, and skin irritation.

Great for sunburns but also creates oxygen at very high levels, aloe vera is very versatile.

Aloe vera needs to be deeply watered and does well in lots of sun but prefers indirect sunlight. A porch or kitchen windowsill is an ideal spot for this therapeutic plant.

Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis

As Shakespeare said, “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance,” and there’s some truth to that. This popular herb has been used for centuries as a medicinal method to improve concentration and memory.

A study found that people exposed to rosemary essential oil had a significant improvement in overall quality of memory thanks to a terpene called 1,8-cineole. Find an area in your home office with bright sunlight and avoid overwatering to fully enjoy the brain-boosting benefits of this plant.

Rosemary Essential Oil

A study found that people exposed to rosemary essential oil had a significant improvement in overall quality of memory thanks to a terpene called 1,8-cineole. Find an area in your home office with bright sunlight and avoid overwatering to fully enjoy the brain-boosting benefits of this plant.

Incorporating plant therapy into your home décor improves not only the aesthetics of your living area, but also the quality of your life. Choose an indoor plant with purpose, invest some time into nurturing it, and reap the benefits of sharing your space with nature.

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