1. Plants in the home are healthierPlants have been shown to reduce the risk of illnesses and help in recovery. Plants will calm your heart rate, lower your blood pressure and reduce muscle tension relating to stress. They may also ease the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and help patients recovering from surgeries.
2. Plants in the home create cleaner and fresher air
Plants provide cleaner and fresher air. They do this by removing the toxins in your home, getting rid of air pollution in your personal space.
According to NASA, plants remove up to 87% of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air every 24 hours. Examples of VOCs are benzene, trichloroethylene (both found in man-made fibres, inks, solvents, and paint), and formaldehyde (present in rugs, vinyl, cigarette smoke, and grocery bags).
The air-tight nature of modern buildings traps these air pollutants. We are surrounded by so many factories. Buildings are often close to each other with little spaces between them in cities.
There are pollutants from other sources, and pollutants you yourself will create through the use of things like generators. Having plants in your home will help you get rid of these chemicals which can have adverse effects on your health.
Your plants will do this by pulling the pollutants into the soil. The pollutants will in turn be converted into food, keeping you safe from them.
Even more, plants in your home will keep you alive. Plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen into the atmosphere when they go through the photosynthesis process.
You, on the other hand, breathe in oxygen and release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Hence, you will be excellently compatible with plants.
There will be an increase in the amount of oxygen in your home. Place some plants in the bedroom to feel refreshed while sleeping.
3. Plants help you relax and focus
Having plants in your workspace will improve how you think. The mere presence of plants in your workspace will help to increase your attention.
The process of nurturing and looking after plants is a form of therapy, and it is great for your emotional wellbeing and mental health. Gardening will ease stress and aid in reducing anxiety. Plants have been found to boost self-esteem. Being surrounded by nature helps to make you mindful and much more patient.
Studies have shown that when plants are placed in a home, there is an increased level of focus and productivity. In the middle of all the chaos that can be created, having plants in your home will help you increase your productivity.