As we spend more time at home these days, it’s important to make our living spaces fresh and enjoyable! The addition of house plants can help you create a healthier environment for your home. Having a mentally healthier space to live, work, and play in, can increase your standard of living in a multitude of ways. We have put together three health benefits of growing plants in your home, so you can continue to boost your mental well-being from the comfort of your couch!
Indoor plants may help reduce stress levels
Indoor plants tend to make you feel more calm, comfortable, and soothed. A study published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that indoor gardening lowered participant’s stress response, as well as lowering their blood pressure. Even something as small as just repotting a plant, or wiping the dust off some leaves can have this soothing effect on you. Active interaction with indoor plants has been proven it can also reduce physiological and psychological stress. According to an environmental health expert Danica-Lea Larcombe, "It has also been established that plants confer positive changes in the brain's electrical activity, muscle tension and heart activity,". Some plants to look into if you are wanting to reduce your stress levels are lavender, snake plants, and basil. To that we say the more plants the better! After all, it is for your mental health.
Plants may sharpen your attention