release of oxygen and humidification
room in the process of photosynthesis plants absorb carbon dioxide from the air and release oxygen in return.In addition, they ionize and moisturize the dry air, it reduces dust.
decontamination of toxic substances
modern building and finishing materials: plastic coatings, adhesives, varnishes, paints, synthetic resins and others. - Emit a variety of toxic substances.Especially dangerous is formaldehyde, benzene, phenol, xylene and trichlorethylene.The admixture of these substances in the air can cause headaches, insomnia, palpitations, joint pain an
d nausea.Houseplants can neutralize these chemicals.Especially successfully cope with this feature plants such as Chlorophytum, dracaena, sansevieriya, ficus, chrysanthemum, aloe vera, azalea, Epipremnum, gerbera, ivy, philodendron and Spathiphyllum.
Destruction of bacteria and germs
Many home colors are capable of releasing volatile - natural biologically active compounds which are effective in killing pathogens.From the viewpoint of antibacterial air purifying most useful are the following plants: Chlorophytum, Ficus, geranium, lemon, dieffenbachia, rose, hibiscus, myrtle, laurel and cactus.
use as medicaments
Some house plants can be used as home doctors.Particularly famous for the healing properties of aloe.The stems of this plant help in the treatment of burns and wounds, and its juice normalizes the gastrointestinal tract and strengthens the immune system.Another popular medicinal herb is a golden mustache.External preparations of the golden mustache, used to treat wounds, burns, ulcers and frostbite, and gargle for colds.Infusions and decoctions of this plant into use to improve metabolism, treatment diathesis, rheumatism, prostate, liver and gastrointestinal tract.
use in food
Plants can serve as a meal.This is particularly true in winter, when the body needs fresh vitamins.Winter greenhouse vegetables, which are sold in supermarkets, rarely boast sufficient content of nutrients.Therefore, "vitamin garden» grow better on their own windowsill.At home, well grow all kinds of herbs (parsley, dill, basil, mint), lettuce, cherry tomatoes, green onions, peppers.