Houseplants have been around since the time of Greeks and Romans as they started bringing in their plants from outdoor. The Victorians loved their potted palms and the 70’s wouldn’t be same without ferns and spider plants.The benefits they confer should make us consider them a necessity. They are not just décor because honestly, good health should never be out of style. If you need convincing, here are some of the ways that bringing plants inside helps us out :
Assistance in breathing
Inhaling brings in oxygen and exhaling bring out carbon dioxide. When plants have photosynthesis they do the opposite. While the process of photosynthesis plants do exactly the opposite thing. Plants help in increasing the oxygen level in our body which is really appreciated by our body. Meaning, use Houseplants in bedrooms to keep the oxygen flowing at night.
Houseplants help avoid illness
During summertime, plants absorb the groundwater and then it evaporates through its leaves which cause transpiration. Something similar happens at home except the groundwater. It was sound unappealing during hot moist months but it can be a gift during dry summer months. Studies show that using plants in the interiors can reduce dry skin, colds, sore throat and dry coughs.
They heal you
Bringing flowers or a plant while visiting a hospital patient may be verging on cliché, but so effective are plants in helping surgery patients recover that one study recommends them as com[limentary medicine. The study, conducted at Kansas State University, found that viewing plants during recovery from surgery led to a significant improvement in physiologic responses as evidenced by lower systolic blood pressure, and lower ratings of pain, anxiety, and fatigue as compared to patients without plants in their rooms.
They help you work better
A number of studies with both students and workers reveal that studying or working in the presence of plants can have a pretty dramatic effect. As with simply being in nature, being around plants improves concentration, memory, and productivity.