A lot of people buy indoor plants to improve the surroundings in their home or office. As well as being aesthetically pleasing, research shows that they also have a range of health benefits that can help to boost mood, mental health and general wellbeing.
Using our expert knowledge of indoor plants, we have put together some of the top potential psychological and physical benefits of having plants in your home or office space and how they can work to improve your overall mood and wellbeing.
If you’d like to find out more about which plants are best to have in your home, get in touch with our team who can help you find the perfect plants for your needs. Please note that if you suffer from low mood, stress, anxiety or depression, please consult your GP or appropriate healthcare professional.
Psychological benefits of indoor plants
By brightening up the surroundings, plants can instantly lift the mood of those around them. Especially in offices, plants have been seen to make employees feel better about their jobs and take far less sick days.
If you struggle with your mood, adding a few plants around your space can be a quick and easy way to instantly feel lighter and help improve your outlook.
We all live such busy lives and in turn this causes a lot of stress and worries when it comes to work and family. Having plants around your home can cause a calming effect that will allow you to forget your worries for a time.
Research shows that the act of potting plants and looking after them gives our brains a break from everyday stresses and allows you to focus on something else.
Plants such as lavender have been used for years as herbal remedies for stress and anxiety, as they promote relaxation and calmness. If you suffer from a form of anxiety, then introducing plants into your environment can help to feel calm in times of worry or panic.
Better nights sleep
If you struggle with insomnia, or just have been having a bad night’s sleep recently then adding plants to your room can make a huge difference.
Using photosynthesis, plants take in carbon dioxide and then give off oxygen. With the extra oxygen in the room, this will help you fall asleep easier and have a well needed rest.
Better overall mental health
Those who suffer with mental health issues, such as depression, have been seen to improve over time when in an environment with plants (alongside support from health professionals). Therapists have been known to use plants to treat other issues such as dementia and have seen the severity of this lessen.
Adding plants to your environment is a really quick and effective way to improve your general outlook and mental wellbeing.
Physical benefits of indoor plants
They boost healing
Studies by Kansas State University showed that patients recovering from operations or illnesses in hospitals required less pain medication, had lower blood pressure and lower heart rate when surrounded by plants.
Aloe vera is also well known for its healing benefits, especially with skin issues such as burns and it can even soothe conditions such as psoriasis.
Parts of plants, such as leaves and stems, are natural filters and can actually catch airborne particles, allergens, dust and mould. For those who get irritation from lots of dust and particles in your home, this can make a huge difference to your livelihood and wellbeing, as you’re far less likely to have any reactions with plants in your home.
They purify the air
Indoor plants are actually well known for removing toxins from the air around us, absorbing carbon dioxide and making the air pure for us to breathe. This creates a far happier, less stressful environment and can promote a healthier lifestyle and more productive working when in the office.
If you suffer from respiratory issues such as asthma or allergies that impact your breathing, then simply adding some houseplants to your environment can make a huge difference.
Our new range of indoor plants
We’re delighted to have added a new range of indoor plants to our website. From bright and beautiful orchids and bromeliad to statement cheese plants and a wonderful range of cacti and succulent plants, we have something for everyone.
Browse through our wonderful selection of plants online now and place your order for delivery and instantly reap the benefits of introducing indoor plants into your home.
If you’re new to indoor plants, we’d be happy to help you understand how best to look after them. Get in touch with our team on 01273 770966 or drop us an email on [email protected] and we’d be happy to help.