Adding House Plants for wellness: Tip of the Day 8-3-22
Next time you’re in the mood to redecorate, or spruce up your space, consider adding a few indoor plants. In addition to looking good, researchers say potted plants can make you feel better mentally and physically!
There’s actually some science behind plants improving a person’s well-being. A study in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that home & office plants can make you feel more comfortable, soothed, and natural. In the same study, researchers concluded that indoor gardening and caring for plants could reduce both physiological and psychological stress.
Scientists say indoor plants can offer asthma and allergy -sufferers some relief by cleaning up the air. Leaves and other parts of the plants act as natural filters to catch allergens and other airborne particles. Plants like herbs, aloe, and lavender also have healing properties.
Because of plants ability to lift mood and offer a satisfying sense of accomplishment, some therapists use gardening (indoor and outdoor) to help treat trauma patients and people with depression and other psychiatric conditions. Experts say productivity soars when some people create an environment filled with indoor plants, especially when they care of the plants themselves.
So in addition to adding some liveliness to your space, potted plants are a beautiful way to show yourself some mental and physical self-care!
*Bonus tip: Don’t be discouraged if you accidentally kill a plant when you’re learning to care for it. Everyone who has plants has killed a few in the beginning. Research your plant and learn from your mistakes. Succulents are easier to care for when you first start because they are low maintenance.
Here are some of my new potted plants that truly lift my mood! I love watching them grow!