How Plants Improve Your Mental and Physical Wellness

Have you thought about adding plants to your home? You should. Not only do plants improve your physical wellbeing, but they also improve your mental health as well. Here is some information on how adding plants to your home can help your mental and physical well-being.

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Research shows that bringing plants into your home immediately improves the quality of your air. Plants add oxygen to the air and filter out harmful toxins. They also get rid of carbon dioxide. Plants immediately also work to calm you, which reduces the chances you will suffer from inflammation or infection. Having plants in your home has been shown to make you think constructively about your eating and exercise habits.

Plants can have a great impact on your emotional well-being. Plants introduce a sense of calm and peace into your home. Many scientists think this is a combination of the color green, which is a calming color, and the plants themselves, which release calming chemicals. Having plants, according to research, actually promotes self-care and self-esteem. Plants can improve your mood as well, which helps reduce stress as well as the inflammation that comes from stress.

In fact, plants are so important for your mental and physical health that many medical and psychological journals emphasize the importance of horticulture therapy as a way to manage several disorders. Post-traumatic stress disorder patients, patients with anxiety and depression, and people with autism benefit from horticultural therapy. Why not introduce your family to one or two plants today? It may help balance out your home, which we can all use right now.

When you are ready to buy your next plant, we hope you will think of us here at Dragonetti Florist & Garden Center Why not come by and see us at 1875 Ralph Avenue in Brooklyn? You can also give us a call at 718-241-3172.