Discover Why Indoor Plants Make Us Feel Better Part 1

Here's our guide to the top five houseplants that will not only bring a little zen to the home but help you with several other things.

Remember when you learned that plants take in carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. It's how they turn sunlight into food. Well, there are some plants that keep giving off oxygen even after the sun goes down.

These plants helps us to sleep peacefully. Try and add a heart-leaf philodendron or a snake plant to your decor. It may help you relax. Being around plants has a calming effect on human beings reducing stress.

Plants make it easier to concentrate on your tasks, and strengthen your memory. Bring home a golden pothos or a bamboo palm and you just might clear that to-do list.

Do you know why we take a bouquet of flowers or potted foliage when we got to meet someone in a hospital. It may actually help them recover more quickly. People who had surgery got better faster if they had plants in their rooms or even a view of nature from their window.

Did you know that therapists use gardening to help treat depression, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric conditions. Learning to nurture a living plant may help lower anxiety, improve attention, and lessen the severity of depression.

Plants have less dust and mold than rooms without any foliage. Leaves and other parts of the plants act as natural filters to catch allergens and other airborne particles. Just avoid plants with pollen or spores.

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