The introduction of plants into your home, although isn’t a recent one, is becoming increasingly popular for more than its aesthetics. For centuries plants have been used for a variety of medicinal purposes, including breathing conditions such as asthma and bronchitis. Nowadays, with the increase of smaller living spaces, modern high rise building blocks, air conditioning, plug in air fresheners filled with chemicals, as well as our hard and soft furnishings being made from synthetic materials, good air flow, and protection from indoor air pollution is seen as somewhat hard to come by.
According to savethestudent.org, an estimated 84% of the UK’s student’s worry about money troubles and making ends meet throughout the year. Next to rent, food is the highest cost a student has to factor into their budget during term time, leaving some students unable to afford food at all, because their rent has swallowed up nearly all of their loan. With 61% of student’s claiming their diet is suffering and a whopping 50% of those student’s saying its affecting their mental health, leading to a drop in grades, I think it’s high time we did something about it!