Besides bringing natural beauty to our living spaces, plants create texture and balance, a room or patio can be transformed into an environment that comforts and welcomes. Plants do much more than look pretty--they’ve been proven to reduce stress so well that one glance at a plant lowers your heart rate. They clean the air we breathe by absorbing toxins and act as little oxygen factories. Plants simply make us feel better!
Studies show that:
1. In addition to calming your heart rate, plants lower blood pressure and reduce muscle tension related to stress.
2. Plants help us relax and focus, leading to increased productivity,creativity, idea generation, and problem solving capabilities. The presence of plants helps so much that it has been shown to relieve the symptoms experienced by children with ADD.
3. Plants help patients recovering from surgery and ease the symptoms of Alzheimer’s.
We are beginning to learn what our ancestors knew for centuries, plants are more than just ornaments. Simple cohabitation with them brings us health and calm.