How Do Plants Affect Human Health—5 Major Benefits Of Having Them Around

How Do Plants Affect Human Health—5 Major Benefits Of Having Them Around

Suruchi Patwary

How we moved from the green jungles to concrete ones is a long story, but we never stopped loving plants. Plants come as a refreshing breath of fresh air be it outdoors or indoors. Keeping houseplants is our way of staying connected with nature. Studies show that there are several benefits of having plants in our house. So, how do these plants affect human health? We spoke to Mr. Kapil V., Founder of Bonasila to try to get some of the most fascinating facts about plants. Here's what he shared:

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Stressed Young Woman

1. Stress Busters

Studies have shown that people who spend some time every day with plants live a stress-free life. This is mainly due to the calm and soothing surroundings around the plants. Also engaging in gardening allows us to spend some quality me-time. Taking care of plants, watering them or simply talking to them about a very long day at work; there are infinite ways in which we can engage with our houseplants. So when it's about boosting our moods and feeling lighter; we know that the home garden is our go-to place.

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Escon Planter

2. Improve Air Quality

When we are surrounded by plants, the air quality in such surroundings improves automatically. This helps to keep us fresh and charged up. Pure air quality also helps in reducing the occasional headache. We can focus on our work more effectively and have a more productive day (or night). So, those long nights of crushing deadlines can be made more bearable by having plants on our side.

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Corsa Planters

3. Building A Mindset

To plant a tree means believing that there will be a better tomorrow. Plants don’t just make us feel good, but teach us a lot and help in building a good growth mindset. When we see a plant grow every day, we see progress, we see growth. These small things can leave a deep impact on our subconscious mind. For all of us who are hustling to achieve great heights, plants can be the best inspiration.

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Moso Planter

4. Make Spaces More Lively

Plants are living beings and their presence can be felt. There are certain spaces where we enter and feel a sudden rush of positive energy. It’s because of the presence of natural elements such as sunlight, plants etc. Plants make this difference. This is a reason why having houseplants is always recommended to bring synergy in the house.

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Woman Holding A Pot

5. Welcoming Plants

Plants make the spaces more welcoming. Keeping the plants at entrances is like having someone to receive our guests or visitors on our behalf. While an empty door may appear ghostly, one with plants looks way more welcoming.

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So, now that we know a few benefits of plants; hope we can start with getting a few plants at home? Well, for beginners, you can try using low maintenance plants that require less attention and as you go ahead in this experience of learning how plants grow, you can try the more complex varieties.

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