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8 House Plants with Health Benefits

Houseplants are a quick and easy way to spruce up any room, but did you know that many houseplants are good for your health, too?

Published online: May 06, 2023 Home And Garden
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By Amber Blake

Houseplants are a quick and easy way to spruce up any room, but did you know that many houseplants are good for your health, too? Listed below are eight plants that are known to have health benefits. Bring one of these houseplants into your living room, kitchen or bathroom to enhance your space and soak in the health benefits.

 1. Peace Lilies
Peace lilies are known to purify the air around them, making them a good accessory to your bedroom as they can aid in sleep quality. Besides air purification, these plants are known to bring a calm and de-stressing energy to their environment. And, luckily, these plants are low maintenance for those of us who forget to water.

2. Spider Plant
The spider plant is another plant that is known for removing toxins and chemicals from the air. This plant can also increase humidity into the air of the room it's in, perfect for those who want a natural humidifier. Spider plants are a great accessory for not only homes, but offices, too.

3. Snake Plant
Similar to the spider plant, a snake plant has the capacity to remove toxins and chemicals from the air. Those who suffer from allergies can benefit from having a snake plant in their space as it acts as an anti-allergen. These plants are easy to care for and great for beginner gardeners.

4. Lavender
Indoor lavender plants are best known for their calming and soothing scent, promoting stress relief and the quality of sleep. Lavender can also be used as a repellent of mosquitoes, ticks or fleas. You can sleep easy knowing that your lavender plant is repelling bugs and helping you sleep.

5. English Ivy
The English ivy plant is popular for its healing properties, reducing symptoms of asthma, allergies and inflammation. Like many other indoor plants, the English ivy is easy to care for or, in other words, hard to kill.

6. Boston Ferns
Boston ferns can thrive both inside the home or outdoors. The Boston fern is known for being one of the best air-purifying plants and is a good choice for those who suffer with dry skin or a dry nose as it restores the moisture in the air.

7. Succulents
Succulents are a fun addition to the home as they come in many different shapes, sizes and colors. Besides their beauty, succulents are great for removing toxins from the air and increasing humidity.

8. Pothos Ivy
Pothos ivy is another houseplant that purifies the air and helps eliminate odors in the home. Pothos plants are easy to grow because they don’t require a lot of light or water. Add this plant to your home for its amazing benefits and an elegant touch of decor.


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