Having indoor at home or in the office has many benefits with respect to health related problems, decoration, etc. The lifestyle of the urban people is slowly taking them away from enjoying the greenery in nature. Moreover, deforestation too is increasing at a fast pace. Since most of the daily time is spent indoors, there is a possibility of the development of 'Sick Building Syndrome'. The syndrome develops as a result of spending time in closed environment. The level of air pollution in the environment has risen in the past few years. Poisonous gases and particulate matter that are emitted from the vehicles, factories and other sources are the cause of many diseases.
The indoor environments emit chemicals that are equally dangerous when compared to the external pollutants. The furniture, paints, adhesives, carpets, insulations, building material used in the house and many such items emit the volatile organic chemicals (VOCs). The indoor plants absorb these chemicals and purify the air.
There are many benefits that we can expect from indoor plants. The mere presence of plants in our surroundings bring a feeling of refreshment. Plants are not just decorative items used to stuff the vacant space. The most important benefit of indoor plants is their ability to absorb carbon dioxide. In return they emit oxygen in the surroundings. It helps in cleansing the air. They also absorb harmful chemicals and toxins. The experiments conducted to test the absorption capacity of indoor plants have yielded excellent results.EmployeesPlants are also known to have de-stressing effects on the mind. The green color that the plants possess relaxes the mind. Placing plants in offices have resulted in the rise in productivity of employees. According to the studies conducted, the offices having enough plants in the premises have witnessed drop in absenteeism and enhancement in the creativity of employees. The minor health problems like fatigue, headaches, etc. saw reduction to a considerable extent.The image and look of the office is spruced by the incorporation of plants. It also utilizes the vacant spots in an efficient manner.ChildrenOther than the de-stressing effects of indoor plants, they hold many more benefits. Children can learn about different species of plants if planted indoors. Spending time in the vicinity of plants not only gives provides satisfaction, but also helps in learning many things. Its possible to give indoor gardening lessons to children by means of indoor plants. Planting trees in premises of schools is also a good practice. It generates a calming effect and helps in soothing the mind. The Royal College of Agriculture located in Cirencester, United Kingdom, had conducted an experiment to monitor the behavior of children in the presence of plants. The restlessness and other behavioral symptoms among children in rooms having plants reduced by 70%.The plants also act as filters that absorb noise. It helps in the relaxation of nervous system, which is under tremendous stress throughout the day. Potted plant placed in hospitals prove quick recovery and healing in the patients.Having plants in the indoor as well in the surroundings, has numerous benefits. The plants help in making our lives better.