Of course, everyone loves to decorate their homes with frames, wallpapers, and certain knick-knacks. Having all these items at home seems to fit perfectly in place and bring out a sense of satisfaction, however, is the interior layout more important than one’s health? I wonder if we all started purchasing knick-knacks that are beneficial to our health rather than going for “looks”, would we all be healthy and happy?
It’s surprising how often we admire plants and flowers but never stop to consider the benefits of actually having one. Indoor flowering plants have been in use for many years. It’s mostly considered for its aesthetics, but these plants are way more important in developing health, and some might even say bringing in good luck. Although keeping all superstitious aside indoor plants may seem a bit pricey but rest assured, the maintenance cost is quite low, plus, gives out a very soothing and calming effect to your environment. It brings the mental state to zen-mode and is also quite pleasing to the eye.
Here are some popular indoor house plants that will lighten your mood for the rest of the day and help improve your health.
- Aloe Vera
- Spider Plant
- Peace Lily
- Money Plant
- Potted Orchids
Aloe vera is a very peculiar looking plant and is a major component found in various face washes, moisturizers, soaps, shampoos, and conditioners. This plant is not only important in the cosmetic industry but is also largely used as home decor. Aloe vera is an excellent addition to your living space since the plant acts as a natural purifier. It gets rid of harmful chemical particles that are usually given off by cleaning agents, such as formaldehyde and benzene compounds.
Ever wondered why aloe vera is popularly used in cosmetics? That’s simply because of its healing properties. You may have felt that some parts of the plant are thick, fleshy, and engorged if you ever notice or even touched aloe vera plants. This jelly-like part of aloe vera is abundant with water, along with many organic compounds and vitamins, provides it with healing properties. The gel, if extracted directly, can be used in treating sunburns, minor cuts, wounds, and burns. It also has antibacterial properties. It also helps moisturize the skin, therefore helps keep the skin hydrated without making it oily. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which would help reduce inflamed pimples and help get rid of it.
Tip; aloe vera is best grown in areas where the sunlight can directly hit them, so place them near the closest window you have.
Are you an animal lover just like me? Then, spider plants are an excellent choice for you to keep at home! They are easy to maintain, cost less, and are non-toxic to animals. The spider plant is known to act as an air purifier. It removes hazardous compounds, such as carbon monoxide and xylene from the environment.
Additionally, it can help moisture the air, especially during the winters. It can boost your space’s moisture levels, which can help keep your skin hydrated and prevent you from feeling itchy throughout the day. Plus, reduce your chance of getting the flu or cold.
Tip: This houseplant is easy to care for; they can typically grow in areas with substantially low levels of sunlight and only need to be watered occasionally.
The peace lily may be popular in complimenting your home decor; however, it is one of those flowering houseplants that is considered extremely useful in removing air pollutants. It purifies the air by absorbing chemicals such as ammonia, xylene, trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, and benzene. This powerful plant can thrive even under low light and requires it to be planted in all-purpose soil. It does not need to be water regularly; therefore, it only needs to be kept moist throughout the year. The attractive houseplant can activate pollen-related allergies in some people since peace lilies can produce pollen, it’s best to avoid having it at home.
Tip: Remember not to over water the peace lilies, and keeping it in shady spots will do no damage to this beauty.
The money plant is common in Southeastern Asia and New Guinea, and it belongs to the Araceae family. This young plant is mainly grown indoors. Interestingly, the plant is believed to bring wealth and good luck. The money plant tends to braid together; it is said that to get the best results, it should have 3-5 braided plants, but it is unlucky to have 4 braided plants. Avoid planting it outdoors since it stunts the plant’s growth and always pluck off the dry leaves. This will increase your luck and wealth.
The plant helps filter the air by removing pollutants produced from pieces of furniture and cleaning agents, causing an increase in oxygen flow. It also has an energizing and soothing effect, which can help reduce anxiety, stress, and sleeping disorders if placed in the corner of the room.
Tip: Grow the plant indoors. Make sure that the soil is fertile and regularly watered.
The potted orchid is not only used for its health benefits but also considered to be a good luck flower. It is said to bring positivity, love, and faith for their owners. The lucky flowers of the orchid plant enrich current relationships and increases your fortune in love, especially in finding a new partner.
Keeping a potted orchid next to your bed will help you get better sleep since it has a calming effect and helps improve the mood by reducing stress. This flower plant can also improve the air quality, due to its extensive ability to absorb carbon dioxide, in-turn releasing oxygen. It also helps reduce seasonal ailments, and this is due to its ability to increase the humidity in the environment. This reduces the likelihood of you getting the flu, colds, coughs, sore throats, and dry skin.
Tip: This good luck flower thrives in strong sunlight and remember to keep the soil moist, it requires ample amounts of water, since it dries out quickly.
Decorate your home with some of these wonderful plants recommended by Auraat. They will not only bring a natural and tropical look to your house but also benefit your health in ways you might have never known before. Go ahead, take a deep breath, and don’t worry, since the plants around your house will suck up all that negative energy, leaving you feeling happier and energized for the rest of your day. So, take care, and have fun!