The influence of indoor plants on human health can’t be overestimated. For example, aloe vera (Aloe barberae), also known as the desert lily, is a medicinal plant. It has an effect on the human body and has many useful properties, including purifying the air in the home.
The juice contained in the leaves of aloe vera is used to heal cuts and burns, including sunburn. Already in Ancient Egypt, they knew about the properties of this plant, using it to treat burns, infections and fight insects. But not only this is its health benefits. The steam from the aloe leaf decoction is also used to relieve asthma attacks.
Also, people recuperating from various kinds of surgery need less pain medication and have shorter hospital stays than people who aren’t looking at greenery during their recovery periods (data collected by Chalmers university of technology).
Yep, medical clinics in Manchester, England ‘prescribe’ potted plants to patients with depression, dementia or anxiety. Indoor gardening can indeed be helpful to people suffering from mental illness.
According to BBC, house plants improve concentration and productivity (by up to 15%), reduce stress levels, and boost your mood - thus improving your mental health.