Having indoor plants can boost your brain productivity. When you brain is stimulated by peaceful surroundings, it will have a better chance of focusing on tasks at hand.
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Working in an environment with live indoor plants has been shown to have a positive effect on the human stress response mediated by cardiovascular activities (heart rate variability and blood pressure).
Interaction with indoor plants may reduce psychological and physiological stress by suppressing autonomic nervous system activity. Research shows that there are stress-reducing effects of interaction with indoor foliage plants, as was measured by autonomic responses such as heart rate variability analysis. This showed by sympathetic activity was suppressed while the subject was working on a computer task. It also showed a decrease in fluxes of diastolic blood pressure (1).
NASA Recommends that Households Have Live Indoor Plants to Help Clean Toxicants From The Air
Research has shown that houseplants contribute to air filtration. In addition to the basic form of photosynthetic activity that removes carbon dioxide and returns oxygen to the air, plants can also remove toxicants from the air. They can metabolize toxic chemical vapors and release harmless byproducts. They are even capable of metabolizing toxic chemical waste by incorporating heavy metals into plant tissues, thus sequestering them (2).
By: Dr. Leila Doolittle
Published on March 30, 2020