Houseplants reduce anxiety and stress | Shady Gum Garden Centre

With demanding professional lives, stressful personal lives, sometimes we crave a sanctuary to take a break from the chaos that we are surrounded by but a walk in nature is not always feasible.

But what if nature came to you? Or more appropriately the plants help you deal with stress and anxiety?

With the help of Greenvale plant nursery, you can add plants to your office, bedroom or outdoor and still reap the benefits of a growing and nurturing ecosystem. There have been several studies that prove that being in touch with nature enhances your mood, makes you more resilient against stress, anxiety, and depression.

Indoor plants or houseplants have major health benefits:

  • Reduced chances of illness and disease
  • Enhances concentration and focus
  • Improves mood levels
  • Purifies the air
  • Increases awareness

Here are several benefits of houseplants:

1. Plants eliminate harmful toxins

Plants are natural air purifiers where they eliminate or reduce the toxicity from the atmosphere. A popular study by NASA proves that toxic chemicals in the air can affect our health negatively and it has been linked to high levels of stress and anxiety. Greenvale plant nursery provides houseplants that can take in carbon dioxide and toxins and emit more oxygen, hence, cleansing the atmosphere.

2. The green colour is soothing

“Green, which is nature’s colour, is restful, soothing, cheerful, and health-giving.” – Paul Brunton. The green colour is invariably associated with nature. Surrounding yourself with the green has shown to improve the blood pressure, lower stress levels and decrease anxiety. People who have a green working environment have increased attentiveness, increased productivity, higher job satisfaction.

3. Indoor plants can help you sleep better

You can make your window pane or bedside table more colourful with small potted plants provided by the Greenvale plant nursery. There have been ample studies to prove how important quality of sleep is to function productively and plants can help you with just that. Creating a safe space where you can unwind and get comfortable is imperative in this demanding world and sleep is the best way to achieve that. There are several houseplants that will you achieve that, rosemary, lavender, jasmine, eucalyptus, etc.

 

Plants with amazing anti-anxiety benefits

1. Jasmine

Jasmine, a shrub, not only has a mesmerising fragrance but it is also known to promote better quality sleep. When surrounded by Jasmine, you will feel less anxious, aggravated and more at peace.

2. Lavender

Lavender is another plant that helps you sleep better. Lavender is shown to reduce stress levels dramatically. One whiff of lavender before going to sleep and you will dream of fairy tales and unicorns. It is also shown to reduce headaches, skin irritations, and swellings.

3. Succulents

Succulents are not only pretty to look at but come with lots of health benefits. Have a headache, feeling fatigued, stressed or anxious consider planting some succulents and keeping them around you. There are any numbers of succulents to choose from, they require minimal care and attention. Immerse the succulents fully in water and let the water run through the drainage hole. Be sure to water your plant only when the soil is dry.

Happy Planting!