A Hobby for all Seasons: 4 HEALTH BENEFITS OF INDOOR PLANT

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Nothing adds more beauty and comfort to our homes other than the lush flowers and foliage of indoor plants. Bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens… There really is not a space a houseplant can’t enliven. Just add water and some light , and you’ve got a growing indoor oasis. Bringing plants into your home is aesthetically pleasing and – amazingly – plants can offer strong health benefits as well

1.Help you to forget about stress

A number of studies have been conducted that indicates indoor plants can reduce the stress level. Potting plants and maintaining them provides an opportunity to forget about the stressful things that may be going in your life. Plants  can be helpful for our psychological well being and provide other physical benefits too!

2. They help promote healing

Our close relationship with plants also help to recover from illness. Surrounding our self with plants, we are able to create a sort of natural, living sanctuary in which we feel safe and protected.

Studies found out that patients with plants in their rooms required less pain medication, had a lower blood pressure and heart rate, and felt less anxiety. Some plants such Aloe Vera also provide physical healing benefits, it can be used to heal sunburn and other skin irritations.

3. Makes breathing easier

While breathing your body takes in oxygen and releases carbon dioxide, similarly plants also absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. This opposite pattern of gas use makes plants and people natural partners. Adding plants to interior spaces can increase oxygen levels and that can be beneficial for us.

4.Sharpening Focus

A study at The Royal College of Agriculture in Circencester, England, found that students demonstrate 70% greater attentiveness when they’re taught in rooms containing plants which proves that plants help to sharpen the focus. In the same study, attendance was also higher for lectures given in classrooms with plants.

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Aiman Imran

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