Stress, depression and anxiety are the three most common mental issues people living in urban environment struggle with. In cases when you feel anxious and stress, medications are not the first and only solution for you to reach for. Just a short stay in nature can calm you and reduce your stress level. Moreover, studies have shown that green spaces have an unbelievable power of normalizing the secretion of the stress hormone cortisol and with that impact the nervous system.
Aside of reducing and even eliminating stress and anxiety, being surrounded by plants is proven to increase optimistic feelings, self-esteem, feeling of control in life and mood in general. All of these facts translate into increased happiness and better quality of life.
Lower Blood Pressure
This is especially important for preventing cardiovascular diseases, and for improving overall health condition for people recovering from certain type of cardiovascular disease. In fact, not only the plants in your outer landscape but the plants in your room can help you lower high blood pressure and with that to normalize your heart rate and aid the proper function of the cardiovascular system in general.
Removing Air Pollutants
Plants have the magical power of purifying the air. Indoor plants are proven to remove the pollutants of the cigarette smoke, while outer plants clean the air from dust particles caused by many different factors.
Improved Health Recovery
Have you noticed that in many hospital rooms there is at least one plant. This is not a casual sircumstance, but this is done with clear purpose. More specifically studies have shown that plants can be of great help for improving and speed the recovery process for surgical patients. It has been shown that the patients who were surrounded with plants needed less medications and time to recover from the illness they are struggling with. Also, it has been noted that these patients have lower blood pressure, lower heart rate, and that they are less anxious and stressed.