Indoor Plant Benefits
Indoor Plants do not just add greenery, they add a multitude of health benefits to your daily life.
Plants are beneficial for both mind and body and here are just some examples of how choosing an indoor plant for your home or office can reap benefits for you and your family / colleagues.
Plants help to increase oxygen levels.
Plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen during the daylight hours via photosynthesis. Some plants (Orchids for example) however, take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen during the night making them ideal for use in your bedroom while you sleep.
- Plants increase moisture levels in the air
As a result of transpiration plants can account for 10% of moisture in the atmosphere which in turn can decrease the incidence of dry skin, colds, sore throats and dry coughs in humans.
- Plants remove toxic vapors.
Plant leaves remove low levels of chemicals such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde from indoor spaces. Many common house cleaning products such as air fresheners & deodorizers contain formaldehyde which is a carcinogen.
- Plants can help our memory
Indoor plants can increase memory retention and concentration in the home and workplace.
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