Plants & health

How do indoor plants affect your health?

Many people spend a majority of their time indoors, at home or at work. Thanks to modern appliances and cost-saving methods, air is often recirculated, recycled and put back into the indoor environment. This means the air you breathe ends up stale, dusty and unhealthy. Add to this the multitude of contaminants from building materials, cleaning products, electrical equipment and build-ups of dust, dirt or mould and you can end up with “sick building syndrome”.

Indoor house-plants combat several negative effects of indoor workplaces. They work to remove carbon dioxide from the air and replace it with oxygen, meaning the air is fresher and better for you.

Humidity also plays a large, understated part in human health as well. Indoor plants are natural humidity regulators and produce a more natural, less artificial environment.

While these are the main benefits of having even a small number of plants indoors, the list does not stop there. Indoor plants also:

  • Increased positive feelings and reduced feelings of anxiety, anger and sadness.
  • Reduction of sound levels
  • Cooling effect
  • Interiors feel spacious, looked after and clean
  • People prefer to occupy rooms that contain plants




Take a look at the following links for some great information on the health benefits of plants:

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