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How Plants Can Benefit Your Health

By Simon Crowther @prestigeflower

How plants can benefit your health

Whether you live in the city or the suburbs, fresh plants may not always be something you think about all that often. However, when you are surrounded by everything but nature, it can take a very real toll on your body and mind. Fortunately, even if you live in a so-called concrete jungle, you can still welcome nature into your home by adding potted plants to various areas of your home and office.

When you welcome a plant into your environment, it will have an immediate effect on your mood. They are known for helping reduce stress which is beneficial for so many reasons. When you are less stressed, you feel better and you can even perform better at work. Your loved ones will also enjoy being around you even more because of you are that much more approachable.

Plants are also great for improving the quality of the air in the room. For the most part, you can expect your plants to reduce the levels of carbon dioxide in the air. This also means that they help increase the oxygen levels at the same time. They also help control humidity levels and different plants help reduce various types of pollution and contaminants in the air.

Various scents can also have beneficial effects. Lavender, for example, is highly effective when it comes to calming those nerves and it promotes restful sleep too. Orchids can help boost your energy levels and many people agree that orchids help them feel more positive. If humidity levels are particularly low, you don't need a humidifier. You just need a lush green fern! You will notice the amazing effect of these plants within days of introducing it to your home.

So, when you want to improve your environment or send a meaningful gift that the recipient can enjoy for years to come, send a plant that they can cherish while enjoying all the amazing benefits too.

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