The Health Benefits of Indoor Plants Are Pretty Ridiculous

The Health Benefits of Indoor Plants
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'Tis the season to hibernate indoors for the foreseeable future—at least until meteorologists stop throwing around terms like "bomb cyclone" and "icy tundra" to describe current conditions. But while heading outside might feel like a special kind of torture, it's also not entirely necessary to reap the benefits of spending time in nature.

Indoor plants don't just provide some welcome escapism from ankle-deep slush puddles—they can actually improve your overall health, to boot. Scientists have found that just looking at greenery can help reduce anxiety and pain, so consider this your excuse to build a bona fide jungle in your living room.

Check out some of the impressive health benefits of indoor plants below.