Oct 24 2017
NASA scientists say plants help to beat colds and reduce insomnia
The presence of plants reduces stress, anxiety and mops up pollutants research from NASA and the American College revealed.
- They may look pretty in our garden but scientists maintain that we can reap plenty of health benefits of plants by bringing them indoors.
- While experts have long preached the benefits of house plants, scientists are now saying that popping some greenery on your table can boost your health.
- The presence of plants reduces stress, anxiety and helps with the removal of airborne pollutants.
Some of the better varieties include:
- Dwarf date palm: This plant is hardy, drought-tolerant and long-lived and it’s brilliant at removing indoor air pollutants – especially xylene.
- Peace lily: This beautiful plant can cleanse air and improve it by 60 per cent. It also absorbs mould spores through its leaves and circulates them its roots to use as food.
- Lady palm: This houseplant is one of the most effective plants at cleansing the air of formaldehyde, ammonia, xylene and toluene.
For more information, talk to a specialist at Plants at Work