Today, more and more people live in cities and huge metropolitan areas. Many city dwellers do not go to the forest or mountains, lake or sea for years. They are cut off from nature. Meanwhile, the connection with nature is vital. As a human being, it is not a robot, but a living being. Indoor plants help us to find at least some connection with nature in the concrete jungle of the city. If your apartment is spacious enough, create a garden. If the area of your home is small, then take at least one indoor plant to your home, and you will notice how the atmosphere of your home will change for the better.
In the process of photosynthesis and respiration, plants secrete about 97% of the water that they absorb when watering, increasing the humidity in the room. Research at the Agricultural University of Norway shows that indoor use of plants reduces the incidence of dry skin, colds, sore throats, and dry coughs.
According to NASA research, plants purify the air of toxic substances:
1.formaldehyde (present in rugs, vinyl, cigarette smoke, and grocery bags);
2. trichloroethylene (found in man-made fibers, inks, solvents, and paints);
3.benzene (usually found in high concentrations in educational institutions, where there are a lot of books and printed documents).
Modern airtight buildings with climate control retain volatile substances inside. Plants purify the air by drawing pollutants into the soil, where the microorganisms of the root zone turn them into food for the plant.
Scientists from Kansas State University have found that simply by putting houseplants in the ward, patients can recover faster after surgery. Patients in the wards with plants had lower blood pressure, they asked for fewer painkillers and experienced less fatigue and anxiety. And they were previously discharged from the hospital.
The Dutch Council for Horticultural Products has commissioned job research. As a result, it was found that greens in the office reduce fatigue, the frequency of colds, headaches, coughs, sore throats, and flu symptoms.
Another study by the Agricultural University of Norway found that in offices with plants, the incidence decreased by more than 60%.
A study at the Royal College of Agriculture in Cirencester, England, showed that students are more attentive in rooms with plants — 70%!
Guess which classroom attendance was higher? That’s right, in classrooms with plants.
Plants not only make the space around us cleaner, but they also relieve stress, improve cognitive abilities and help to be healthier in our concrete jungle.
And enjoy green neighborhood 🙂