Plant Purifiers

I am busy writing about all sorts of ways to improve your health and quality of life, in and outside of your home in my upcoming book Om for there Home.

Did you know one of the easiest ways to bring a little fresh air and JOY into your home is with the help of a plant?  It enhances your mind, body and spirit.  It's quite the little multi-tasker!

 Without a doubt your environment affects your health. The right houseplant can actually make a big difference in your mood, your stress level, your sleep quality and even your breathing. They pruify the air while providing immense pleasure to look at and has a calming effect too.
House plants improve indoor air quality by increasing oxygen levels .  These silent beauties are masters of air pollutant removal – magically working hard to absorb carbon dioxide, ammonia, benzene, xylene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene and other "nasties" throughout your home. 

"A plant study as far back as 1772 showed the benefit of plants for restoring air that was stagnant and low in oxygen from burning candles and from keeping animals. Plants have also been studied for their ability to purify and revitalize air for use by astronauts in space stations and future moon bases.
In a six month study of a plant filled room compared with a room without plants, the levels of airborne microbes and bacteria were 50% higher in the room without plants. Plants in the home also increase humidity, which reduces irritation from dry sinuses, reduces the severity of asthma and also reduces congestion." Occupants in rooms with plants recovered faster from illness, and studies have shown a higher level of focus.
Some plants to consider are ~ 
Peace Lily
Aloe Vera 
Snake Plant 
English Ivy
Boston Fern
Spider plant
Golden Pothos
Bamboo plant

Make sure to take the plants' growing conditions into consideration. 

Plus, having something alive and green in your home is good Feng Shui, except in the bedroom where it is believed plants are too activating.

Do you need any more resons to run to the nursery?

Quote:positive psychology

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