Health Benefits Of Indoor Plants

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Living plants can do a great job cleaning up the indoor air we breath — and they’re also great for our mood, and much more. — Sally Augustin Ph.D.

Aside from the aesthetic beauty that indoor plants give, there is more to it that you might not know. Plants are way better than just a design in your home because it provides significant benefits in your physical, emotional, as well as mental needs. Let’s take a closer look at how indoor plants can ensure that overall beneficial stuff.

The Benefits

  • Well, perhaps you already know that plants produce oxygen in exchange for the absorption of carbon dioxide. The particular process is what our mind and bodies should entirely appreciate. But you might not know that plants can also absorb toxins. It includes low-level of toxins that could be lingering in our homes such as chemicals like formaldehyde and benzene.
  • Research shows that a room filled with plants has a 50% to 60% chance of getting airborne microbes. Meaning, the chances of getting unwanted substances in the air is less likely to occur when indoor plants are present in a room. So things not visible to the naked eyes such as bacteria and mold spore are some samples of those microbes.
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Having a room with a view of nature or indoor plants can help reduce nervousness, anxiety, and tension. — Tchiki Davis, Ph.D.

  • Indoor plants are excellent in increasing the air’s moisture and humidity. Interestingly, a research conducted in the University in the US notes that house plants help in decreasing dry skin, cold, dry cough, and cases of flu. Thus, having plants can help in controlling the necessary temperature a human body requires.
  • It gets proven that indoor plants are useful when it comes to healing. They are medicines for the body. There was a study that shows indoor plants allow better blood pressure, and lower incidence of pain. It is as if indoor plants can remove the negative energy from the human’s physical body. People believe that indoor plants allow a better healing time as well compared to those patients’ who are not around any types of plants.
  • Indoor plants help improve any space, room, and environment. It works in mysterious ways of allowing people to become more productive. That is because the whole idea will result in the feeling of being just like outside and in nature. It will enable a sense of peace and clarity, which is beneficial in fulfilling daily tasks.
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It is our relationship and our experience with the plants that that charge the treatment. — Aylee Welch, LICSW

Since indoor plants make us feel comfortable and happy, it gets proven that it reduces stress and anxiety. It can regulate mood as it keeps good energy inside a room. In some cases, it helps in concentration and improves memory retention by up to 20%. It also allows a better cognitive function.

Well, planting trees may not be as convenient as is used to, but there is still another way to control the greenhouse effect. If we start taking care of our environment and allow indoor plants in our home, not only we get to experience the above benefits, but we will also have a chance to appreciate our effort in keeping our mind and body healthy. It is not too late to start putting indoor plants in your home. You should consider it.

Benefits Of Planting

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I know a lot of you will agree with me that we are now in the stage where we no longer care about the Earth. With all the benefits and convenience we get from technology, we seldom look at the damages we have caused nature. We ignore the world’s health because we are too focused on our eagerness to live in a hassle-free life. But do we deserve it? In case you do not know, let me inform you that the largest forest in the world, Amazon, experience a fire for about a week. There is the destruction of trees and deaths of thousands of animals. But, we humans are silent about it. Perhaps some things genuinely require a chance. If it is something that all of us are concerned with, maybe we can start doing a couple of little things that will significantly impact our future needs.

Scientific research tells us that green leafy plants help boost our mood. If there are nearby plants, we also seem to get along better with others. — Sally Augustin Ph.D.

Planting A Tree

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There are a lot of reasons why we need to plant trees. Not only we have to save and preserve the Earth, but we also need to defend it for future generations’ consumption. That is because trees are our source of life. Without trees, we will have problems sustaining better health. So let’s process the idea and significantly think about its benefits.

Herbs can play a major role in supporting a person’s entire system to meet the demands placed on it while undergoing a difficult change process. — Aylee Welch, LICSW

The Benefits

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Trees combat climate change. Imagine the buildup of harmful chemicals in the atmosphere. These include pollutants such as ammonia, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and odors. It is devastatingly dangerous. We humans need something that will absorb that harmful stuff. And trees are the only things that can do that. They are capable of storing and removing carbon in the air while releasing oxygen back to us.

Trees provide shading, and that is the reason why they are the best materials for our homes. But we only focus on building and not replacing them. Soon we will end up making our homes without it. Trees are also responsible for keeping our surroundings well-ventilated. That is because they can conserve energy. They reduce carbon dioxide and other sources of chemical pollutions and emissions.

Getting in nature and under trees can lower cortisol (the stress hormone), lower blood pressure, and boost parasympathetic activity (the rest and digest system). — Tchiki Davis, Ph.D.

The best part of trees existence is its ability to save water. As they transpire, trees increase the level of atmospheric moisture leaving the Earth in its cool and stable condition. It also helps in preventing water pollution by reducing runoffs that could carry pollutants in the water. It can act like a sponge where trees filter water naturally. Aside from that, trees are beneficial in recharging groundwater supplies.

The one thing that humans should be thankful for is trees ability to produce food. That is not only for humans but for the animals as well. So imagine if we cut them off without the concern of replacing each of them, we are trying to diminish the number of possible resources that allows us to live abundantly.

It is a no brainer question of why we need to plant trees. The genuine struggle here is answering where and how we should do it.