Medical Mythbuster: Are Indoor Plants Good For Your Health?

There’s no doubt that houseplants can help purify the air around you, but evidence of concrete health benefits is hard to measure. Plants naturally remove toxic compounds from the air, and can keep toxins in a room far below recommended levels. Some researchers also believe that adding indoor plants to a home or workspace can result in an improved mood and also reduce stress levels. So by all means, enjoy as many houseplants as you want. Choose your plants wisely though if you have pets – some can be harmful if consumed.

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  1. Posted by William O Fialho

    Is it true that the plants takes Carbon Gas and return to us Oxygen during the day by a process called photosynthesis and at night since there is no Sunlight the Chlorophyll can’t complete the Photosynthesis process, so they will emit the CO2.
    If I’m sick with bronchitis what will the benefits of having a plant on my room producing CO2?
    Just thinking….

    May 8, 2018 3:55 pm Reply
    • Posted by Reliant Medical Group

      Thanks for asking. It’s true that plants do emit some C02 at night but the amount is negligible and should have no ill effects on your health. Even a room full of house plants won’t have any measurable effect on your bronchitis.

      May 8, 2018 4:46 pm Reply

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