Gardening can have more than aesthetic purposes. Since the beginning of time, plants have been used for medicinal reasons. So yes, you can even consider health when designing your landscape. Many of these houseplants can be grown outdoors and accentuate your landscaping.
Here are 6 plants proven to have health benefits just by simply being there.
Aloe gel is packed with vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and other healing properties that have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits. If you decide to grow one in your home, it can monitor air quality and clear pollutants.
Peace lilies are known of reducing toxins in the air such as ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene.
Snake plants kill benzene, formaldehyde, trichlorethylene, and xylene. The benefit of having one in your home is that they release oxygen at night. These plants are perfect for the Arizona outdoors, though, because they don’t need to be watered often, prefer drier conditions, and love lots of sun.
Fun Fact: they’re also called the Mother-In-Law’s Tongue.
This plant made NASA’s list of air cleaning plants. It has the ability to remove benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene. They’ll grow nice and tall in the Arizona sun. Keep in mind though, bamboo palms need a very high fertilizer.
Spider plants fight benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and xylene. They too made NASA’s list. They thrive in bright sunlight, but feel free to grow them as houseplants as well. They’re easy to maintain.
These plants remove toxins like xylene, trichlorethylene, and formaldehyde. They grow best in direct sunlight and unless your home is pet-free, it’s suggested not to use them as houseplants. They can be toxic to critters.
Bonus: The Washington Post also reported that trees are proven beneficial for your health.
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