Can Air Plants Benefit Your Health?


Air plants require no soil to grow, and get most of their nutrients from the air. Air plants are very low maintenance and perfect companions for home, work or school. Being that they require very little care, you don’t need to have a green thumb to keep them happy! They are a great green addition to brighten up any setting, regardless of the season. Surprisingly, air plants can help benefit your health. They help to alleviate stress, as well as help increase productivity. They also do a great job of purifying the air in your home and office, capturing harmful chemicals and toxins.

With a ratio of one plant for every three people in your home, air quality can be significantly improved. Throughout our daily lives, we encounter quite a bit of toxins. Dust, bacteria, mold, and man-made toxins created by plastic, paint, furniture and cleaning products can be inhaled and cause respiratory issues. Air plants help eliminate toxins, and also reduce the CO 2 by 50%.

Many people are sensitive to things like scented air fresheners, candles, incense, potpourri and aerosol based cleaning products. Air plants help to reduce the effects, such as sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, and coughing by about 30%. They can even help reduce dry skin! Not only do they make your home and office look good, but they also help you feel better.

People that suffer from allergies and asthma have to be mindful of the air they are breathing in. It is important to keep the air free of pollen and dust. Air plants have a felt-like surface that helps to trap these particles, and in turn, improving the air quality in the room. Cleaner air helps to reduce your allergy symptoms.

Time and time again, studies have shown that plants help you feel calm. When people are surrounded by green plants, they tend to experience less anxiety, depression, anger and fatigue. For being such a low-maintenance plant, they provide serious benefits!