Indoor plants not just add greenery to your space but also become your friends, interact with you and add meaning to your home. They are more than just ‘green things’. As responsible citizens, it is important for us to have the knowledge about the same. Here are 5 health benefits of keeping indoor plants you shouldn’t miss!
1- Breathe healthy- They let oxygen flow all day!
Humans inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. On the contrary plants inhale carbon dioxide to give out oxygen. This makes humans and plants great partners. Make best use of it by getting home plants to keep the oxygen flowing all day.
2- Clean the air- They kill harmful toxins!
Plants not only help circulate oxygen, but also remove various harmful toxins present in the air like trichloroethylene, xylene and benzene etc. Chemicals such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde can be removed from indoor environments by plant leaves.
3- Release water- They help you remain fit!
Plants release moisture vapor, which increases humidity of the air around them. They release roughly 97% of the water they take in. They increase humidity level, which helps to reduce respiratory distress. It has been reported that using plants in interior spaces decreases many health issues such as dry cough, sore throat, cold and dry skin.
4- Improves health- They help you recover faster!
According to a study done by the Researchers at Kansas State University suggests that adding plants to hospital rooms speeds recovery rates of surgical patients. These patients were seen interacting with plants and even taking care of them. On the other hand patients with no plants in their room recovered on a slower rate and ended up watching TV all day long.
5- Increases work efficiency- They help you work better!
Studies suggest, with both students and workers, it is seen that being around plants can improve concentration, memory & productivity and increase memory retention up to 20%. According to Waliczek, "Our results showed that interior plants appeared to have the greatest impact on students who were in the classroom that had no other natural elements. Results also showed that interior plants can be a suitable alternative in some cases to architectural elements such as windows. Our study supports other research showing that plants have value beyond aesthetics in interior environments, including promoting positive feelings in university students.’’
It is a good option to get a beautiful indoor plant which will add meaning to your life.