The green life form

It’s well known that having plants in your home is as good for your health as your happiness. Bringing potted plants into a living space to liven it up is a trick that’s been used by interior designers for years, but did you know that our leafy friends are also powerful filters that purify the air around us? In fact, several studies have been conducted showing that certain plants can purge a room of up to 89 percent of harmful volatile organic compounds like formaldehyde and xylene. If you think about the earth-shattering prices of some of those fancy air filtration systems out there, it’s a bit surprising that more of us don’t just opt for some greens instead.

Research shows that indoor plants:

  • Aid in the improvement of indoor air quality
  • Help diminish sick building syndrome (poor air quality causes various health ailments)
  • Help develop well being
  • Assist in productivity and performance
  • Contribute in lowering stress and negative feelings
  • Better one’s business image with potential clients
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Money Plant or Pothos

There are a multitude of beautiful, reasonably priced indoor plants available on the popular market that are said to have powerful effects in helping people prosper. Whether it is wealth, luck or health, some well-known plants have earned a status for granting these on those who care for them: the Money Plant (also called Pothos; Botanical name: Epipremnum Aureum), Lucky Bamboo (Botanical name: draceana braunii) and the Peace Lily (Botanical name: Spathiphyllum). For some, their powers are understood on a spiritual or cultural level.

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Peace Lily

The thought behind such plants is that their exceptional presence breathes positive energy into your home, clearing out negativity and opening the door for opportunity–whatever it may be.

Lucky bamboo
Lucky bamboo

For others, like the Peace Lily, their power to help humans flourish and do well has been studied and measured scientifically. It is widely known and accepted that the Peace Lily blooms and helps humans prosper by significantly improving their indoor air quality, helping to prevent asthma, headaches, chronic illness, cancers and more. The Peace Lily does all that simply by being present in your home. It can detoxify your air of the following toxins: formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide. It cleanses the air of cigarette smoke, paint and furniture fumes and more.

So, wait no more. Get set to surround yourself with peace with one or more greens around you.

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