Plants that Reduce Eye Strain from Mobiles and Computers

by Samin Rizvi

Do your eyes constantly water from working for long hours? Worry no more, here is a guide on Plants that Reduce Eye Strain from Mobiles and Computers!

For a happier, and more productive you, there could be no better way to add some soothing plants to your workspace. According to a study, workspace, whether it’s at home or in an office, can make good use of some greenery as it makes you about 15 percent more efficient!

Plants that Reduce Eye Strain from Mobiles and Computers

1. Basil

The holy plant that is considered sacred in many Indian households is also a good option to relieve one from stress and anxiety. According to this, basil absorbs the electromagnetic radiation emitting from the laptop screen and is one the best plants to grow on your work table.

2. Rosemary

According to this, Rosemary is quite a potent plant against the harmful effect of cell phone electromagnetic radiation on the parotid glands. The herb also plays a vital role against the electromagnetic radiation of mobile phones through its antioxidant activity. Keep it on your work desk and add its fresh leaves to your drinks and dishes to help it save you from the radiation!

3. Betel Leaf Plant

According to this, thanks to the betel’s hydroxyl and superoxide radicals scavenging property along with its lymphoproliferative activity, it prevents the harmful effects of gamma and radio waves. If you want a plant that saves you from ambient radiation, then this is surely it.You can add it to your salad or simply chew some fresh leaves while doing your work every day.

4. Spider Plant

In a study conducted at the Department of Biochemistry at the Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, in Kolkata, India, it was found that the Spider plant is quite potent in absorbing electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation. Hang the spider plant right above your work desk, or keep it near your chair to make the best use of it.

5. Snake Plant

In a study, conducted at the Department of Chemistry, IPB University, Indonesia, it was found that Sansevieria trifasciata can absorb electromagnetic radiation from various electronic equipment. It also reduced the heat radiation emitted by smartphones for 20 minutes, decreasing heat radiation by 4.4 °C in the first minute and 4.3 °C in the second.

6. Pothos

Though the pothos may not be effective in taking down electromagnetic radiation, it is a great specimen to calm the mind and relieve stress. A Japanes study found out that touching the leaves of golden pothos has a calming and peaceful effect on the mind.

A study done at the Department of Horticulture Sciences, Korea, also states that interaction with indoor plants may reduce psychological and physiological stress by suppressing autonomic nervous system activity in young adults. Keeping plants like pothos, philodendron, and a moss wall in a room would be a great option in this regard.


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