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7 Benefits of Putting Plants in the Room Yard all

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Putting ornamental plants in the house is now a new hobby among plant lovers, as well as those who are new to caring for plants.

Apart from being a beautiful decoration element, it turns out that plants placed in the house also provide health benefits.

Reporting from Healthline, Saturday (19/12/2020), in addition to social media trends that continue to increase the popularity of this plant, benefits that can improve health are also a factor for this plant being more placed indoors.

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1. Can Reduce Stress

A study published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that plants placed in your home or office can make you feel more comfortable, and at ease.

In the study, participants were given two different tasks: reproducing ornamental plants and completing a short computer-based task.

After each task, researchers measured biological factors associated with stress, including heart rate and blood pressure.

They found that indoor gardening tasks decreased the stress response in participants.

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In contrast, computer tasks led to spikes in heart rate and blood pressure, even though the study participants were young men accustomed to computer work. Researchers have concluded that working with plants can reduce physiological and psychological stress.

2. More Focus

Unlike real plants, it turns out that plastic or fake plants do not have any impact when placed indoors.

This was found in a small study involving 23 participants, researchers placed students in a classroom with real and fake plants.

Brain scans of the participants showed that students who studied real-life plants in class were more able to focus and were better able to concentrate than students in other groups.

Illustration of ornamental plant in bedroom. SHUTTERSTOCK / PIXEL-SHOT Illustration of ornamental plant in bedroom.

3. Therapeutic Tools

For people experiencing symptoms of mental illness, gardening or keeping plants indoors can help.

Trusted Source researchers have used horticultural therapy to increase feelings of comfort among people with depression, anxiety, dementia, and other conditions.

Although horticultural therapy has been around for centuries, it has found modern expression. A medical clinic in Manchester, England is now “prescribing” potted plants to patients with symptoms of depression or anxiety.

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4. Assist with Recovery

Seeing plants and flowers can speed up a person’s recovery from illness, injury, or surgery.

A 2002 review of research revealed that people who saw greenery during their recovery period recovered faster from illness than those who saw no plants at all.

5. Increase Productivity

Various studies have found that plants in the workspace can increase productivity and creativity.

One often-cited study from 1996 found that students in campus computer labs worked 12 percent faster and experienced less stress when plants were placed nearby.

A 2007 study showed that people with more plants in their workspaces were less sick and were more productive at work.

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6. Eliminate Stress

Trusted Source researchers interviewed more than 440 Amazon employees in India and the United States. They found that those with natural office environments such as indoor plants experienced less stress at work.

Researchers say that natural elements help withstand the effects of work stress and anxiety.

7. Improve Air Quality

The researchers were looking for ways to improve air quality on closed spacecraft, and they concluded that the roots and soil of ornamental plants significantly reduced volatile organic compounds in the air (VOCs).

Since that initial study, researchers have confirmed these findings. Recent discoveries show that plants match the air purification efficiency of modern biofilters and other technologies.