A lot of Nairobians haven’t yet warmed up to having indoor plants despite their science-backed benefits.
There are many health benefits of having plants in your home. And when done correctly, indoor plants aren’t much of a hustle as many people have been led to believe.
Below are science-backed benefits of having indoor plants in your house.
They Help Improve Mental Health
According to research done in the United Kingdom, people whole live near nature are generally happier. One of the reasons to this is that plants make you feel like you are outside.
They calm you down after a hectic day thanks to their peacefulness and scent. Plants also have phytoncides and other airborne chemicals. These chemicals help to reduce the amount of stress you feel throughout the day.
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According to a study done at The Royal College of Agriculture in Circencester, England, students who are taught in rooms with plants are 70% more attentive. The study also showed the same for lectures in classrooms that had plants.
They Add More Humidity to the Home
Plants release water through transpiration. Dry air can lead to irritation in the lungs and lead to problems such as dry mouth and overheat. Your body needs moisture as much as possible.
When you have plants in your house there’s no need for a humidifier.