9 Plants We Should All Have At Home To Improve Our Health

Plants are life-giving, and some of these house plants can be more beneficial for your health than you can imagine.

Photosynthetic plants are crucial to human survival because they generate much of the oxygen we breathe. But that’s not all these marvelous organisms can do. Some can even purify the air we breathe, ward off pests, treat respiratory illnesses, and improve our mood. Read on to know them all.

House Slick

The houseleek is not only a beautiful addition to any home but also has tremendous therapeutic uses. Its active ingredients aid with various health issues, including diarrhea, mouth and skin ulcers, and insect bite irritation.

Citronella Geranium

Growing citronella at home is as simple as providing it with sunshine, nutrient-rich soil, and adequate drainage. This plant requires little attention, so a lack of a “green thumb” is no longer an excuse. 


Echinacea is not only a beautiful addition to any house, but it also provides certain health benefits. For instance, it has anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties. It has also been shown to be effective in warding off the flu.

Malamadre Vine

You may be familiar with the tape or malamadre vine from visits to your grandmother’s house. One of the more versatile plants, nonetheless. They require nothing in maintenance, making them perfect for first-timers. Not only do they make the environment more pleasant, but they also help reduce stress and clean the air.


The exquisiteness of gardenia blossoms makes them suitable for use in interior design in any room of the house. It’s an indoor plant with a delightful scent. Its calming effects make it helpful in treating sleeplessness, impatience, and anxiety in addition to wounds, sprains, and muscular stiffness.

The Violet Empress

A purple monarch could be the answer if better indoor air quality is a priority. This plant has been shown to effectively remove hazardous particles from various chemical emissions, making it a top choice for indoor air purification. It’s also quite pretty and ornamental, so it slightly brightens the place.


One would even go so far as to call this plant miraculous. Many of its characteristics are good for our health. Muscle discomfort can be alleviated, bruising avoided, and infections prevented thanks to its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial activities.


This houseplant has a few simple requirements for optimal health and growth. First, it has to be well-lit (but not in direct sunshine), damp, and protected from draughts. The anthurium can help you clean your house more effectively by soaking up pollutants that are otherwise discharged while using specific products. The best locations for this are the kitchen and bathroom.


Interestingly, this herb was used to treat wounds in the Middle Ages. There are many more advantages: positive effects on mood and reduction of depressive symptoms; further benefits for depression, anxiety, menopausal symptoms, and viral infections.


Indrani Karmakar from Siliguri is a writer and artist. After graduating in Political science, she broadened her horizons and dived into the world of creativity. She loves adding humour and innovation to everything in and around her. When she is not working, you will find her collecting oddly shaped pebbles, doodling, crafting, and if you are really lucky- you can even catch her humming!
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