Did you know that as well as filling our homes with colour, plants and flowers have endless benefits, both physical and emotional? Many scientific studies conclude that the presence of plants and flowers in our living environment, whether at home, in the office or anywhere else, has multiple physical and emotional advantages.

(Schefflera sp.)

(Spatiphyllum sp.)

(Chamaedorea sp.)

Among the many physical benefits that plants provide, there are two kinds that stand out: those derived from photosynthesis, an essential biological function for plants involving the production of oxygen and the uptake of carbon dioxide, as well as the ability of many plants to filter out harmful substances dispersed in the atmosphere. The result: cleaner air in our living environments. Among the latter, it’s worth highlighting the peace lily (Spatiphyllum), the dwarf umbrella tree (Schefflera) and the parlour palm (Chamaedorea).

(Camellia sp.)

(Ficus sp.)

(Hydrangea sp.)

The presence of plants influences our mood in a direct way. Environments with more oxygen, higher humidity levels, less CO2 and volatile harmful substances, make us feel more relaxed, less stressed and anxious, and leaves us with a clearer and calmer mind. Meanwhile, the symphony of colours created by the flowers, the green leaves and their attractive shapes and textures, induce feelings of joy and optimism. It’s worth noting the camellia (Camellia), fig trees (Ficus) and hydrangeas (Hydrangea), among others.

(Rosmarinus officinalis)

(Lavanda officinalis)

(Citrus sp.)

Thanks to their aromatic and preservative properties, these types of plants have always been present in all sorts of kitchens, from the humblest homes to the most prestigious restaurants. Grandmothers, stay-at-home parents, amateur cooks and great chefs all cherish the secret of using these incredible plants that give that special touch to their recipes.

In this category of plants we can highlight rosemary, mint and citrus.