GO GREEN INSIDE
Having plants in your house can boost your health because they make the air you breathe less harsh and higher in oxygen. British scientists have found that peace lilies and ivy are particularly good at improving air quality in homes because they release water vapour into the air and pump out oxygen while also sucking in carbon dioxide. Because they reduce air dryness, plants can also help to alleviate symptoms of dry skin. Another study found that having plants around us can have psychological benefits, reducing stress, anxiety and fatigue. People are more productive when their offices are filled with greenery and patients can tolerate pain better if there are plants in their hospital ward.