After learning these scientifically-proven Jade Plant Benefits, you’ll find out that growing it indoors can make you healthy & wealthy.
Crassula Ovata, which is commonly known as the jade plant, also goes by other names such as Money Plant, Dollar Plant, Lucky Plant, and Friendship tree. Thanks to its immense popularity as a houseplant, surely you must have one in your home. And, if you’re not growing it indoors yet, you’ll be, after reading these Jade Plant benefits in this article!
1. It Improves Indoor Air Quality
2. It Increases Humidity
Low relative humidity in indoor air can affect your health and beauty. Dry skin, flaky lips, itchy throat, static electricity, cold & flu, allergies are some of the symptoms. Moreover, infectious bacteria and viruses can survive for long in dry air. Humidifiers are the best product to increase indoor humidity, but houseplants do have their share–Pothos, peace lily, spider plant, jade plant, and philodendron are best for this purpose.
- Low humidity issues arise in winter, due to cold air, your heater also lowers the humidity. In summers, especially in hot climates, air conditioners contribute to reducing the relative humidity from the air, which is why some people have a headache in AC air.
- 30 to 60 percent relative humidity is ideal for homes and offices, and a jade plant can contribute to this.
- According to this Kansas State University study, the jade plant and spider plant can increase the relative humidity. Since the jade plant follows Crassulacean Acid Metabolism, it can exhibit Evapotranspiration in the dark as well.
3. A Good Luck Symbol
Here are some of the ways you can place it to bring positivity to your place:
- Place the plant right next to the entrance of your business or office to bring growth.
- Keeping it close to the cash register or box is also a good idea.
- Put the plant in a Southeast corner of your home to bring wealth to your home.
- Keep the Jade plant in an Eastern section of the house to boost the health and happiness of family members.
4. Medicinal Properties of Jade Plant
Extract from its leaves is used to treat wounds, stomach upset, warts, and diabetes.
- For skin warts, Jade plant’s juice is applied on it overnight for three days.
- Traditional Chinese medicine has a mention of the Jade plant as a diabetes remedy.
- Drinking tea made from Jade leaves helps to mellow out diabetes symptoms.
5. It Absorbs CO2 in the Night
The jade plant and some other arid climate plant species like Mother-in-Law’s Tongue follow a rare Crassulacean Acid Metabolism. It provides them the ability to absorb CO2 at night. It’s one of the very few CAM plants that you can grow indoors to raise the quality of the air in dark hours.