If you are like many people who do not want the added pressures of having to keep your indoor plants alive, watered and loved, you need to read this and see why YOU should have live plants in your home. Yes, Yes, Yes! Live Plants ROCK!
Let’s take a look at the benefits of having live plants and your health. Research shows Live Plants Provide:
—Nature is your friend – Being in Nature and around Nature induces peacefulness & connects one to man and enhances spiritual connectedness
–Increases oxygenation & purifies your environment
–Helps to removes indoor environmental toxin
–Helps to neutralize indoor odors
According to “Psychology Today” and their research, Live Plants lower levels of Stress, Increase attentiveness, decrease High Blood Pressure, brightens your space which makes you feel happier and gives you a better spatial perception, Improve reaction times, Improve attendance to school and work.
Their studies used the following house plants consistently:
—The Golden Pothos, Shown Above (Epipremnum aureum)
–Arrowhead Vine (Syngonium podophyllum)
–Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema sp.)
Other plants that were used as well:
–Snake plants (Sansevieria trifasciata)
–Peace Lilly (spathiphyllum starlight)
As with all indoor plants, make sure that what’s good for your environment is not poisonous to your pets and small children.
Various studies have been done and some of the findings underway are very interesting! Plants are smart!
–5 Ninth Grades students from Denmark have peaked the interest of scientists due to the results of their school experiment: Seeds will not sprout and Plants will not grow next to Cellular Radiation and WIFI was the conclusion. Read More here: http://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/blogs/student-science-experiment-finds-plants-wont-grow-near-wi-fi-router
–Denmark Researchers found that Hospital Patients had lower levels of anxiety during recovery and in their rooms in general just by having live plants in their surroundings.
–Studies done on extrasensory perceptions of plants have shown that plants are telepathic and can anticipate when you are coming at them with scissors to trim their leaves, leaving them with anxiety and sending messages to other plants; Acacia trees release a gas when eaten by an animal, they convey a message to other trees nearby warning them. Within moments the trees release a toxin and the leaves become poisonous, so the animal only grazes for a brief time so as not to become poisoned.
These are just a few examples of the brilliance plants/trees contain. To learn more about plants and sensory perception and their relation to man, there’s an old book called “The Secret Life of Plants” by Peter Thompson and Christopher Bird. Very Interesting!!
In addition, studies have also shown that there is something to be said for the caring of live plants. PLants make one feel cheery, they are helping to release the endorphins in the caregivers body. It’s a small gesture and yet so effective and proven by science to improve your well- being. FYI: Not only do I water my plants and love it, (sometimes too much) but , you got it! I also talk to them and clean their leaves every blue moon. I have plants in almost every room!!