We’ve known for years that plants are beneficial in producing oxygen. Research has now found that plants also produce many other health benefits. Studies show that plants and flowers in the home or office increase our sense of happiness and well-being. This in turn contributes to a calmer more optimistic state of mind. Studies show that hospital patients with a garden view recover more quickly than looking at the walls or into hallways. When we are calm or relaxed we tend to have a decrease in blood pressure, another health benefit to most people.
Plants in a room will increase humidity and reduce carbon dioxide. Plants remove airborne contaminants and return clean air to us. These two benefits can reduce headaches and cold related illnesses. Aloe can be applied to the skin for pain relief of burns. A study at University of Michigan shows being outside or in the presence of plants can increase memory retention as much as twenty percent.