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Dating back to ancient times, plants have been used for medicinal purposes and healing. They can improve your mood and energy levels, purify the air you breathe, and heal wounds. Choosing houseplants can make a difference in your health and here are the top plants to choose for a healthier home.

Houseplants to choose for a healthier home.
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Boston Fern

Boston Ferns can help balance the humidity levels in your home and are great for people that suffer from dry skin. They also remove unwanted toxins from the air giving you cleaner air to breathe.

This type of plant is excellent for hanging planters since the leaves will droop over the edges.

Aloe Vera

If you are prone to accidents, or just need to make your own hand sanitizer – this is a fabulous plant to keep around the house. It has been used for centuries in treating cuts and burns.

Aloe Vera has powerful antioxidant properties and is used in many pharmaceutical medicines and cosmetic products. If you are having a hard time finding aloe vera gel due to the coronavirus – you can extract the gel from this plant and make your own hand sanitizer.


Bring cheer and promote positive feelings in your home with beautiful orchids. This flower has a sweet fragrance and can help your mood and energy levels.


The aroma from lavender can help calm your mood and reduce stress and anxiety. Lavender is also good for keeping mosquitos away and can help you get a better night’s sleep. Lavender is an excellent choice for a bedside table or can be planted on your patio and around the home.

Chili Pepper

If you are trying to lose weight, keeping a chili pepper plant in your kitchen can boost your metabolism. Simply add a pinch of the plant to your meals and you will increase your body’s ability to burn calories.

Snake Plants

Especially now since people are home much more than normal, snake plants should be a staple in every home. They absorb CO2 from the air in your home and convert it into oxygen!

For better air quality and increased oxygen levels, Snake Plants are easy to grow and maintain. They will also remove unwanted toxins from your home including xylene, toluene, and trichloroethylene.

Planting for Health

Aside from all of the benefits that houseplants can bring to your home, planting is good for the soul. Caring for plants can help ease empty-nest syndrome and boost your mood and quality of life.