Benefits of Plants
Many people grow plants to help purify the atmosphere, but some actually enjoy the foliage it provides. Apart from purifying the air we breathe, plants also help to filter pollutants and toxins that might cause diseases.
1. Prevents allergies
Plants are beneficial in many ways, and are known to help prevent asthma in children. If children become exposed to polluted air they will develop immunity and tolerance to such allergens. Doctors say that house plants help to reduce allergens that cause difficulty in breathing.
2. Rejuvenates your mind
Living plants also improve your mental and spiritual heath; therefore it is important to surround yourself with living things. Caring for living things help you create peace with those around you.
3. Plants help reduce noise pollution
Plants are popularly used to minimize noise pollution in busy streets. Plants absorb, or diffract background noise, thus making sure the environment is more comfortable. Further studies also show that interior plants also help to minimize background noise levels.
4. Reduces stress
Living plant instinctively make you at ease with the surrounding, creating a sense of well-being. Plants generally reduce stress within the workplace by providing a more relaxed environment, which is stimulating and interesting.
5. Good for patients
Patients also benefit from being in touch with living things. Evidence also suggests that students perform well in an environment that is surrounded by plants.
6. Improve quality of air
Living plants not only help to beautify the environment, but also improve quality of air by reducing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
7. Improves working environment
Recent studies show that living plants also help to improve mood within the workplace, by providing a quiet and serene surrounding. Office plants boost morale within the workplace as well.
There are no major disadvantages associated to growing plants, as they help to beautify our surrounding.