If you are going to have plants around your home that require your attention it only makes sense to choose that are beneficial. Of course, it is wonderful to have species that serve no other purpose than to look good, too. However, at least a few of the following varieties should be included in your personal collection.

Bonsai Trees – Fair enough, these are trees; not plants. However, they still basically fall into this category, and they are so beneficial to have around they should be considered a necessity in the home. Not only is caring for bonsai trees incredibly rewarding, they help to create a very soothing environment. They naturally offer a very calming presence. With today’s busy lifestyles and hectic schedules. This is something everyone can appreciate.
  • Aloe Vera – Here is another plant that everyone should have. The sap from this plant can be used to soothe burns, scrapes, cuts, and dry skin. Many people take it orally to treat asthma and diabetes.
Bamboo – Aside from the fact that bamboo plants are charming to look at, they introduce and circulate positive energy. It is said to promote health, happiness, and prosperity in the environment it shares.   
                                
Mint – The delicious smell of the mint plant is reason enough to grow it indoors. Plus, it can be used to relieve nearly any type of stomach ailment. Soak the leaves in water and create a compress for bug bites or rashes, or add leaves to your bathwater to soothe your muscles.
    Areca Palm – If you are looking for a plant that will be extremely effective at cleaning the air, the areca palm will not disappoint. It is lovely and graceful, and is consistently rated as one of the top houseplants for removing indoor toxins.

       

      Ginseng – Skip your morning cup of Joe and turn to your ginseng plant instead. It makes a great alternative to caffeine, providing energy and mental sharpening. It can also help relieve anxiety.
      Arrowhead Vine – This easy-to-care for water plant adds a tropical feel to an environment. Plus, like the areca palm, it is one of the best species for improving air quality.

        Additional plants that clean the air include dwarf date palms, English ivy, golden pothos, lady palm, peace lily, and rubber plant. Additional species that offer medicinal benefits to grow indoors include lemon balm, dandelion, cayenne pepper, garlic, basil, sage, thyme, and chamomile.