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3 benefits of having houseplants

Plants are not just beautiful living things that bring life and color into your space. Plants can transform your life and help you improve your quality of life. The benefits of plants are limitless, but here are some to begin with:

  1. Plants purify your air
    Phytoremediation has been used for centuries and modern-day science has proven that it actually works. Phytoremediation is the plants' ability to clean contaminants out of the air, soil, and water. This study was conducted by NASA in the 1980s. The study found that plant roots and their associated microorganisms destroy the pathogenic viruses, bacteria, and the organic chemicals, eventually converting all of these air pollutants into new plant tissue. These findings were supported by this study conducted in 2012.
  2. Plants help reduce stress 
    If working from home has got you stressed, this one is for you: A study published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that plants in your home or office can make you feel more comfortable, soothed, and natural.
  3. Caring for plants is therapeutic
    Taking care of your houseplants has proven to be helpful for people experiencing symptoms of mental illness.
    Researchers in this study used horticultural therapy to increase feelings of well-being among people with depression, anxiety, dementia, and other conditions.


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