Houseplants That Affect Your Health In A Good Way (15 pics)

Posted in INTERESTING       30 Jan 2020       2414       5


Jasmine has a great effect on our mental health due to a chemical that relieves anxiety, treats mood swings, improves sleep quality, and, in larger quantities, raises immunity and even can increase libido.


Spider Plant

Spider plants are great fighters against formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and other toxic air impurities — these pollutants come with paper bags, waxed paper, napkins, plywood paneling, and synthetic fabrics. If you’re not much of a green thumb, a spider plant is perfect for you, as it doesn`t require much care.


Peace Lily

Peace lilies are great for home decor because, in the summer, they have beautiful white flowers, but that’s not everything they can do. This houseplant is a pro at removing air pollutants — absorbing ammonia, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene and making the indoor air cleaner. It also produces pollen and a floral scent (beware, if you have pollen-related allergies).


Snake Plant

The snake plant is a great houseplant for the bedroom, as it’s known for improving indoor air quality. Snake plants remove all sorts of toxins including trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, toluene, benzene, and xylene. To optimize the air purifying process, you’ll probably need more than one plant. Considered to be one of the easiest plants to care for, snake plants like indirect sunlight.



Rosemary is mostly known as an herb that improves concentration and memory. It’s also used to ease muscle pain and boost the immune and circulatory systems. As a bonus, you can use the fresh leaves in cooking.


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English Ivy

English ivy purifies up to 90% of airborne mold that can trigger allergies and helps people with asthma breathe better at night and have a restful sleep. Be aware that ivy is poisonous, if eaten by pets or small children.



Lavender — as a plant or a sachet — is a great help to relieve stress and insomnia and soothe restlessness, nervousness, anxiety, and depression.


Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is famous for its healing effects, it smooths and moisturizes irritated skin and treats burns, sunburn, frostbite, psoriasis, and even cold sores.


Golden Pothos

Golden pothos is great at removing chemicals like trichloromethyl from the air — they’re mostly found in glue, paint, and detergent. Pothos is extra hard to kill, so if you don’t have a green thumb yet, it`ll be a great starter plant for you.


Rubber Plant

Rubber plants tend to grow up large, though they’re not very difficult to care for. The huge leaves absorb all the bad things from the air. That`s why you shouldn’t forget to wipe the dust from the leaves.




Bromeliads absorb up to 90% of poisonous chemicals like benzene. Bright and sunny spaces are perfect for this plant.



Recently NASA called Gerbera the best plant in removing benzene from the indoor air and producing oxygen at night. That will help those who suffer from insomnia and sleep apnea, according to the Lung Institute.


Boston Fern

The Boston fern is said to be a great natural humidifier. It also helps with air purifying and combating formaldehyde and other unwanted toxins. Ferns are easy to grow and prefer indirect sunlight, just check the soil daily to make sure it`s moist.



In addition to being a gorgeous colorful flower, Azaleas improve indoor air by absorbing chemicals. Make sure to keep azaleas misted, because they like a humid environment.



Philodendrons are well-known for filtering out toxic chemicals like xylene and formaldehyde from the air. The plant likes low-light areas and doesn`t require much care. But might be dangerous if eaten, for small children and animals.


Occasion 6 month s ago
I worked in high-end flower farming for years. I worked with some of the most influential botanists of the 20th century, men who changed the history of horticulture forever, eg writing the earliest literature on the cloning of orchids, men who studied plants in their habitats and re-wrote the literature on the propagation of some of the most common flowers we have today, etc. These men were as much scientists as they were horticulturists and farmers.

I am here to tell you in the most emphatic terms possible that this article is as valid as anti-vax theories. No house plant - or houseful of plants - could to the things this article claims they can do. You could literally load your house floor to ceiling in every room, and it wouldn't do what this claims they will do.

@Izismile, I know you think this is harmless, but you owe it to your readers to stop giving them these blatant untruths. This kind of garbage is promoted by New Age Scammers who have something to sell. Please stop doing their bidding for them.
Offspring 6 month s ago
... i'm sure
Scarlett Johansson 6 month s ago
And homeopathic remedies are just sugar pills, right?
Little 6 month s ago
Occasion, OMG You're literally the same guy who professes to be the logger and expert on trees; the dietitian and professional nutritionist; and the astrophysicist!! You're delusional.
Stage 6 month s ago
Houseplants are nice, and may have some benefits, but unless you really really love jasmine, you would never want to grow it indoors. I bought a vine one year without experience (I love the smell and flavor in tea) so I thought by the front door would be nice. It's scent was so strong we had to move it to the edge of the house. I was sick of Jasmine for months after that. Aack!



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