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The Best Houseplants to Improve Your Health

Detox Your Home Naturally

Detox Your Home Naturally

Small changes to your health can make a big difference. What if we told you one of those changes is as easy as buying a plant for your home? Not only do plants help brighten up a room, but certain varieties can purify the air, calm nerves or even treat common ailments. (Remember: Be sure to check with your doctor before treating yourself!)

Not sure which plant is right for you? Read on to learn about the unique health qualities of different shrubs, flowers and herbs and how to care for them.

By Alexia Severson. Published May 12, 2014. Alexia earned her Master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism and is a health and lifestyle writer living in Las Cruces, New Mexico.