Scientific reason behind hanging leaves on doors

Published: Monday March 11, 2019 14:53

It is common practice in India to decorate the main door of the hoose, temples opr areas where rituals are being performed to be decorate with a garland of l;eaves. Today this has become part of the Hindu tradition and the true meaning behind this gesture has become obscure with time to many.

It may just be a ritual but there is no more scientific meaning behind the hanging of these leaves.

The garland is made preferably of fresh and green mango leaves for their aesthetically pleasing appearance but neem leaves are also included most of the time. As we know, green leaves absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. This helps in keeping the surrounding atmosphere clean and hygienic.

Theoretically, the air filled with carbon dioxide is purified when it passes through the leaves while the pestering insects get attracted to th garland, leaving the occupants of the area alone.

The colour green is also soothing and refreshing to the mind. People who have extremely stressful lifestyle find it relaxing to spend time in nature. Spending time in greenery lets the conscious brain rest, replenishing the power of attention and lowering anxiety. Having a garland of leaves at the doorstep can be a small way of relaxing and unwinding from stress. 

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