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Plant's Benefits Are A Big Deal

Feb 19, 2008
Walk around your house and imagine the difference it would make if there were house plants around the premises. Ferns and dragon tree plants are arranged behind a wooden table on one corner of your porch. The outdoor dining table in your patio is paved by a set of lovely chrysanthemums. The touch of warmth given off by these lovely plants enhances the feel of home. Plants provide enormous benefits for the health, physical and psychological. Read on and discover the role of plants to a healthier you and to a better environment.

Biology has taught the basics of respiration. Humans breathe in oxygen and give off carbon dioxide which in turn is used up by plants so they can give off oxygen. This symbiotic relationship shows that plants do not only benefit from humans but that they also play a significant role for humans to benefit from their existence. The more plants present, the better oxygen source there is.

Plants, according to several studies, can improve the quality of air because of its ability to purify the air by removing the toxins. Harmful chemicals present in the atmosphere from fumes, smoke and fluids for cleaning can be removed from the surrounding air. There are specific plants that can remove a particular type of chemical harmful to human beings. The following are examples. Boston fern proved best to remove formaldehyde thus increasing humidity. Peace lilies have outstanding contribution to eliminate acetone, alcohol and benzene among others. Another indoor plant that can enhance the quality of air is the lady palm; in addition, it has excellent resistance from insect attacks. Xylene, which is chiefly obtained from distillates of natural gas and petroleum, can be effectively removed by another classification on palms called miniature date.

Studies have also been made regarding the recovery of patients who are provided a view of plants and trees. The subjects have been able to recover faster compared to those inside the typical hospital rooms.

Plants have the ability to increase levels of humidity; to this effect, conclusions have been derived from several studies that account plants can reduce fatigue, stress, sore throat and cough.

A psychological impact of plants in the work environment shows that plants improve workers' ingenuity and originality. There were consequential effects of high employee morale concluded from several studies.

In addition to what is mentioned, plants help reduce feelings of anger, loneliness and anxiety. It makes people happy by adding positive feelings of well-being and self-esteem.

Plants have aesthetic value that makes them attractive ornaments in a room. They add beauty and color to the ambiance to make your guests comfortable and warm even in new places.

While most people would include plants for interior design because of their aesthetic value, this article enumerates several reasons why plants are to be valued more than that. You can either embark on a mini-garden or purchase a few ones of your favorite house plants. Plants deserve a royal treatment because of their significant contributions to your health and well-being, don't you think so?
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