Going Green

Indoor Plants for Health and Wellness

Indoor gardening is still enjoying a surge in popularity. It may endure longer than most because of the many ways houseplants improve health and well-being. Many people are taking to indoor gardening as there are long-standing benefits of the same.

Major benefits of indoor gardening

1. Indoor plants may help reduce stress levels
Plants in your home or office can make you feel more comfortable, soothed and natural. It has been found that the indoor gardening task lowered the stress response in people. Researchers have found that working with plants could reduce both physiological and psychological stress.

2. Real plants may sharpen your attention
Students who studied with real, live plants in the classroom were more attentive and better able to concentrate than students who did not have real plants in their classrooms.

3. Working with plants can be therapeutic
For people experiencing the symptoms of mental illness, indoor gardening can be helpful. Gardening increases feelings of well-being among people with depression, anxiety and other psychological conditions. Many therapists prescribe potted plants to patients with depression or anxiety symptoms.

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