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Best House Plants for Your Health

By Alexis Mills

While shopping around for houseplants, people usually prioritize what the plant looks like and what the maintenance requirements are before taking it home. Another important factor to consider when getting the ideal houseplant for you is its health benefits. While your health is greatly affected by diet and exercise, your environment also greatly affects your health. The right houseplant can help with your mood, stress levels, sleep quality, and your breathing. So, this is why picking a plant that is both appealing to your eyes and health provides the best of both worlds. Here are the top indoor plants to improve with your health.

Spider Plant

Spider plants are able to improve the air quality in your home by removing formaldehyde and carbon monoxide from the air. Formaldehyde comes from products you bring in your home, including paper bags, facial tissues, paper towels, waxed paper, plywood, and synthetic fabrics. It's also an easy plant to care for and can be placed anywhere that's not in direct sunlight.


This purple flowering plant, lavender, has a gentle aroma that is known to be a stress reliever with mental health benefits. The smell of the plant is soothing for anxiety, depression, and insomnia. It's often used in spa products because of its wonderful scent and its health benefits. To take care of lavender, it thrives in of a lot of sunlight where the soil is well-drained.

Snake Plant

A snake plant is a great houseplant for the bedroom and is one of the most popular for improving air quality in your home. They remove a large range of toxins from the air. It does most of its work at night to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen as you sleep, which is what makes this an ideal plant for your bedroom. These are also one of the easiest plants to care for because you don't have to water them often and they take indirect sunlight.


The herb rosemary has been used as medicine for centuries to help with concentration and memory. While you can get the same mental boost benefits from rosemary essential oil, it can be a great plant to have in your home office or anywhere else you might need a mental boost. It can be planted anywhere with bright light; water throughout growing season with less during the winter.

Aloe Vera

Majority of people know that aloe vera is used widely in creams for healing properties to the skin such as burns, sunburns, frostbite, psoriasis, and cold. Aloe vera does well with a lot of indirect sunlight and deep watering sessions.

When picking your next houseplant, make sure to research its health benefits; then fill your home with its beauty as well as its health and wellness benefits.

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