Every now & then we hear pollution levels touching the new pinnacles. Booming population, industrialisation, concrete fabrications and a plethora of other factors have made the convenience of fresh air onerous in cities. The undeniable reality that “indoor air quality is significantly more contaminated than outside” is not known to many. In such circumstances, folks with inadequate information are settling on various costlier air cleansing contraptions for their homes & workplaces that are perpetrating adverse health issues due to emittance of poisonous gases from them. The nature’s valuable blessing to the mankind i.e. plants & sapling prove to be a saviour in such condition as they are compelling purifiers (well researched and recommended by NASA)
According to a report issued by NASA in 1989, the snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue has been alluded as one of the best house plants to enhance the indoor air quality. According to a research, it has been discovered that apart from pumping oxygen they are effective enough to assimilate harmful toxins also.
One may observe the following common symptoms which might be the outcome of excessive bad air quality present indoors:
- Watery eyes or irritation
- Respiratory clog
In case of extremely poor indoor air quality skin rashes, nausea, fever, etc. occur often with no specific disease identification, in general terms called as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). Poor ventilation in the house, ceaseless inflow of dust particles noticeable all around in the air and heat emitted by electronic gadgets and appliances used in the household or offices are other miscreants for foul air present indoors which gives all the more reasons to put green plants in your premises.
According to World Health Organization (WHO), around 4.3 million people die due to poor indoor air quality every year. If you have now made up your mind to improve the indoor air quality; adding snake plants to your premises can alone battle most issues identified with the air quality in a modest & natural way.
Below are the top 5 proven benefits of adding snake plant over any other indoor plants in your house:
- Easy maintenance
Snake plant is one of the most tolerant and least demanding plants which look fresh even if not watered for weeks and can survive in poor light conditions and exhales heaps of oxygen in turn.
- Natural air purifier
This plant removes toxins from surroundings such as nitrogen oxide, toluene, formaldehyde, and xylene by absorbing them. This natural air purifier is way too cheaper & effective than any fancy air filter system.
Snake plant placed in the bathroom can absorb toxins available due to the presence of personal care or common cleansing merchandise; boosts sleep quality if kept in the bedroom, enhances efficiency & office environment if kept at the workplace.
- Battles hypersensitivities
Unlike furry leaves, its smooth leaves have no potential to carry any allergens and it is a good choice for those that are allergic to pollens due to their rare flowering. The SBS (Sick Building Syndrome) can also be treated with a snake plant in your house.
- Feng Shui
According to Feng-Shui, if placed in specific corners a snake plant will bring positive energies in the form of prosperity, long life, intelligence, beauty, strength, art, and poetry.
- Boosting oxygen during night
It detoxifies the indoor air with its exceptionally rich oxygen supply at night that progressively improves the quality of sleep and affects your well-being in a much positive way.
The collective conclusion of various studies by medical experts to expel indoor airborne toxins endorses the presence of indoor plants that not just enhance the beauty of surroundings but reduces the risk of ill health as well.
The Paharpur Business Center in New Delhi having snake plants in abundance along with other indoor plants was declared the healthiest building of the city.
So when are you planning to buy snake plant for your home or office to make your place the healthiest one?