The Benefits of Indoor Plants

If you have been to my office recently or my home, you’ve experienced my belief in the benefits of indoor plants; here is why.

Factories, coal burning and auto emissions are the big contributors of outdoor oxygen depletion.  Indoor pollutants include tobacco smoke, perfumes/colognes, room deodorizers, aerosols, paint fumes, dry cleaning and the many toxins released from furniture, carpeting, and fabrics.   We are constantly exposed to these poisons and contaminates by exposure and through internal metabolic processes.  Plants are known to increase the oxygen content of the air.  Oxygen cleanses the cells and purifies the blood by breaking down toxins, chemicals and pathogens.  Oxygen is the key factor in maintaining good health.

Plants are great for hospital stays to decrease pain meds, lower blood pressure, decrease heart rate and speed recovery time.  In the office, plants can increase focus and attention, and help decrease anxiety, fatigue, headaches, colds, coughs and sore throats.

Spider plants, Philodendrons, Snake plants and Dragon Trees are great for removing formaldehyde; English Ivy, Gerbera Daisy and Dragon tree for removing benzene and the Peace Lily for removing mold.  Orchids and succulents continue releasing oxygen and utilizing carbon dioxide even during the night when photosynthesis cannot occur; and are therefore ideal for bedrooms.  Having one plant for every 100 square feet is ideal for causing the great health benefits listed above.

June 21 2013 08:52 am | Healthy Tip Of The Week

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