Dione Fortune a well know professional occultist and author wrote in one of her books that one the west of Africa, white Europeans where mysteriously dropping dead, yet the locals were unaffected. She concluded that the reason for this had been that the dense vegetation was somehow poisoning the visitor who were not used to the strong chemicals that the plants seemed to be giving off.
Yet many of our today’s cancer treatments come from tropical plants as well as other homeopathic remedies.
In today’s society, it has become very popular to have tropical plants in offices where people work, recent research and scientific evidence have shown that plants in the workplace can reduce absenteeism by up to 20% and can stimulate productivity and creativity in employees. They also perform other functions by cleansing the air and improving our health as well as helping to humidify the air and relieve dry eye symptoms.
Most of us have heard of someone or know of someone who is green fingered. Who seems to have a natural ability to grow and maintain living plants. Is it just down to knowledge that we are able to grow plants or is it something else? We have often heard of someone who talks to plants, maybe we do it ourselves or we have laughed about someone who has.
However, as with the case of plant responses to different types of music being played, there is no definitive answer to whether plants grow faster because they are being talked to. The idea appears to be that plants may grow faster if people talk to them at close range. The reason tends to be twofold. One is that people expel carbon dioxide when they talk. Plants take in CO2, and release oxygen, as part of photosynthesis. So more CO2 helps photosynthesis, which leads to more energy reserves for plant activities, and therefore improved plant health. The other is that people up close to their plants pay more attention to plant appearance and needs. So they are quick to spot, and control, stresses and stressors such as pests and diseases.
Actually, for carbon dioxide to even begin to affect the plant, you would have to talk to it for at least seven hours a day. Most scientists believe the reason talking and music help plants is because of the vibrations caused by sound waves or the pitch at which you speak. It is believed that plants like sound at around 70-92 decibels.
There may be another reason... Experiments that have been conducted show that positive thoughts can change the molecular structure of the world around us, as demonstrated by Japanese author, Masaru Emoto. The plants in my garden at home grow at an incredible rate. I believe this to be due to the positive intention and love that I send out into the garden on a daily basis and in return, just by stepping out into my garden my spirits can be lifted and I feel happier and more connected than I was before going out into it,- even on a rainy day.