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10 Definitive Reasons You Need More Houseplants in Your Life

10 Definitive Reasons You Need More Houseplants in Your Life

If you blame genetics for your lack of green thumb, it’s time to teach yourself the powers of keeping a plant alive. It turns out these livings things can do even more for your physical and mental health than they can for your living room decor — and here’s proof.

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They help you relax. All you have to do is look at the vibrant purple petals on the African Violet and you’ll stimulate the release of adrenaline. As a result, your energy levels will rise and oxygen flow to your brain will increase, helping you relax.


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They’re natural humidifiers.  Instead of shelling out for a pricy appliance to regulate dry winter air, place a few Boston Ferns around your home. They release moisture through a process called transpiration, which is when the pores on the bottom of the leaves basically sweat and release much-needed moisture.
They have healing powers. According to the National Institutes of Health, Aloe Vera was known as the “plant of immortality” in early Egypt and used to heal wounds. Today, people typically rub it on sunburns or burns to relieve pain.
They minimize allergies.  If you get the sniffles every winter due to dust, you need a few Spider Plants in your life. You see, the leaves absorb allergens (such as dust) and in two days flat this plant can eliminate almost 90% of toxins in a room.
They clean the air.  If you want to know the air you’re breathing at home is healthy and clean, look no further than English Ivy. NASA scientists found that it’s the number one air-filtering houseplant because it’s the best at absorbing formaldehyde.

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