The most useful houseplants
Since ancient times people felt their inextricable link with nature. He not only enjoyed, smelling the fragrance of flowers and foliage, but at the same time felt a surge of courage and strength. Since olden times people knew that many plants are able to heal, and appealed to them for help.
Therefore, people instinctively tried to move to his home a piece of nature. And in our time, scientists found that many houseplants, which are decorated with apartments and offices, the function of "cleaner" air.
They not only saturate the atmosphere with oxygen facilities, but also eliminate many pathogens. In addition, they secreted volatiles have a beneficial influence on the human body, and some of them are able to neutralize harmful substances and radiation.
One of the most useful houseplants is Chlorophytum (Chlorophytum). To purify the air in a room of about 20 square meters is sufficient 6 specimens of plants.
Chlorophytum leaves have the ability to absorb toxic substances released synthetic surfacing materials, as well as contained in the gas combustion products - formaldehyde, sulfur and nitrogen compounds. Therefore, this plant will be very relevant in the kitchen with a gas stove, and in the living room.
Ability to absorb formaldehyde and other toxic substances have also ivy, spatifillium, Dracaena, chamaedorea. Chamaedorea (Chamaedorea) is particularly recommended for houses, located near highways because it neutralizes the evaporation of harmful substances contained in exhaust gases - benzene, trichlorethylene.
The same function is performed and ficus (Ficus). In addition to air oxygen saturation, humidification and purification of the toxins, it allocates volatile suppressing the activity of microorganisms. Gloss retains its leaves a lot of dust, and when washing or wiping the leaves it can be easily removed. Since oxygen Ficus develops in the daytime, and absorbs - at night, put a pot of this plant in the bedroom, and even more so, in the nursery, it is not recommended. The ideal habitat for it - the kitchen or a room with windows overlooking the industrial area and the highway.
sansevieriya undemanding plant (Sansevieria), called by the people "Teschin language" or "snake skin", can rightly be regarded as the oxygen generator. Sansevieriya helps the human body to adapt to changing conditions, increasing its immunity. It thereby safeguard against colds, reduces the harmful effects of atmospheric pressure variations, temperature and humidity. And protects it from the toxins produced synthetics and linoleum.
Geranium (Pelargonium), or pelargonium, serves as a "family doctor" in functional disorders of the nervous system. The aroma of geranium relieves tension, helps with insomnia, nervousness, stress, as well as oncology. Geraniol substance generated by it has antiviral and antibacterial effects, kills viruses staphylococci and streptococci. And pelargonium as though "sucks" carbon monoxide and moisture, repels flies, refreshes the stale air. Therefore, in addition to the bedroom, it is well suited for the kitchen.
is not only valuable fruits grown indoors lemon (Citrus * limon). Its leaves, which are the source of 85 medicinal substances, sterilize the air. In the room, where it grows lemon, cease to multiply pathogens. Essential oils leaf lemon, orange, grapefruit, murayi, orange and other citrus fruits are capable of lowering elevated blood pressure, to give a sense of cheerfulness and improve the general condition, enhance brain activity.
Everyone knows aloe (Aloe) among many nations famous for its healing properties, such as anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, choleretic, wound healing, and as a remedy for burns. And its juice improves appetite, enhance the secretion of the digestive tract and the normalization of digestion, enhance immune function, accelerate recovery processes in damaged tissues. It turns out, it releases oxygen at night, so he belongs in the bedroom.
In the presence of chronic diseases is indispensable asparagus (Asparagus). His presence helps to speed up the healing of bone fractures and lesions of the skin, improve skin elasticity. It is useful in various pulmonary diseases, as strengthens the lungs. Asparagus is fatal for many pathogenic bacteria. In addition, it absorbs from the air of heavy metals.
For people suffering from chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, catarrh of the upper respiratory tract, just need to put in my house rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), which are volatile curative therapy for these diseases.
Mirt and euonymus, eucalyptus and Kalanchoe due to its antibacterial properties, enhances immunity and prevents the development of the common cold. Effective influence have a group of 4-5 of these plants even at a distance of approximately 1, 5 - 2 meters from them.
Cleansing properties are conifers, philodendron, Syngonium, peperomiya, begonia vechnotsvetuschaya, epipremnum feathery, Nephrolepis, Tradescantia.
Scientists have found that by volatile production allocated dratsenu, Amaryllis, Hippeastrum Agapanthus, ziferantesom, some strains of the bacteria die faster than from the garlic.
The experts recommend Chlorophytum, ivy, aloe and sansevieriya as effective air cleaners, and for one person recommend having 10 plants Chlorophytum crested, 4 geranium things, one - lemon, philodendron vines or other somewhat cacti.