Importance of Plants in Your Home

flower home Importance of Plants in Your Home

Plants bring natural beauty to our living spaces. By creating texture and balance, a room or patio can be transformed into an environment that comforts and welcomes. But, just like Miss Universe, plants can do more than look pretty. They’ve been proven to reduce stress so well that one glance at a plant lowers your heart rate. They also help clean the air we breathe by absorbing toxins and acting as little oxygen factories. Plants simply make us feel better.

By easing mental fatigue and improving air quality plants manage to find themselves an indispensable part of your home life. Not convinced yet? Studies show that:

1. In addition to calming your heart rate, plants lower blood pressure and reduce muscle tension related to stress

2. Plants help us relax and focus, leading to increased productivity,creativity, idea generation, and problem solving capabilities. In fact, the presence of plants helps so much that it has been shown to relieve the symptoms experienced by children with ADD.

3. Plants help patients recovering from surgery and ease the symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

I guess we’re finally learning what our ancestors have known for centuries, plants are more than just ornaments. At some level, we are deeply connected to them. So much so, that simply cohabitating with them brings us health and repose.

Thanks for sharing all these little secrets to our today guest blogger Justin Mast ( Founder of Bloomscape an online shop with beautiful flowers ). I’m sure that Justin is not the only one who can write for Freshome, and if you think you have something you could share with our little community feel free to use our Send Us Tips and get in contact with me.

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12 responses to “Importance of Plants in Your Home” - Add yours!

  1. Sarah Parker said:
    June 5, 2007

    Great article, and BTW …Justin you have a great writing style.

  2. Kelly W said:
    June 5, 2007

    I love plants, and I’m sure that every woman loves them.

  3. erin said:
    June 6, 2007

    Sounds like plants have all the benefits of pets, without the messy potty time.

  4. Todd N said:
    June 8, 2007

    That’s a wonderful article Justin, I’d love to see you do more writing for this site.
    By the way, VERY impressive website, I’ll be sure to recommend you to everyone I know!

  5. jam said:
    June 10, 2007

    I thoroughly enjoyed your article. Great insights to the benefits of plants. Very nice website as well.

  6. Katarina said:
    June 13, 2007

    Great article! :) I am a plant person and I love nature… :)



  7. Matt said:
    June 13, 2007

    great article Justin. do you happen to know what plants are “the best” to have around, or which ones are better than others? where would one go to further research those questions?

    by the way, I ordered one of your plants for our office, and we all love it here. it was the Italian mix. it smells great in the morning, and we can take a couple leaves home to accentuate dinner at the end of the day.


  8. Anjaliaaa said:
    June 29, 2007

    great article!iam a plant lover but i was not knowing so much about them. i have question that is plant have any role in reducing global warming?where would be i get my answer?

  9. julis said:
    November 17, 2007

    hmmmm,,ur quite good but u havent give insight to the harmfulness of some plants,,,,,if you keep on trying to tell us,then go but we wont appreciate that kind of info.plz do clarify the way you deliver each lines,its so unproffesional

  10. sandara said:
    September 14, 2009

    thanks for the topic because you answered my assignment……..its great….thanks/ty

  11. Brian said:
    June 24, 2010

    Wow your style is really refreshing. I like it. Cool article and cool way of writing an article…great job…:)

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