Mood swings, apathy, fatigue... Scientists say that feeling anxious at the change of seasons is normal - even if your favorite season has come. Moreover, during the post-pandemic period, the issue of mental health has become even more significant. It is estimated that about 4 in 10 adults in the U.S. have reported anxiety or depressive disorder symptoms. But the good news is that psychological help is much closer than we thought. Common houseplants not only change your mood but even help with depression. In many health centers, doctors prescribe green therapy as well as medications.
Interacting with plants both indoors and outdoors is beneficial for physical and mental health. Spending time with little friends makes us feel much more natural, comfortable, and soothed. According to the crossover study, conducted in 2015 by Min-sun and Juyoung Lee, Bum-JiN Park from Korea, and Yoshifumi Miyazaki from Japan, interacting with plants decreases blood pressure and relaxes the sympathetic nervous system. If you are up to gardening, it is safe to say that you are constantly subjecting yourself to a kind of healing therapy. Caring for indoor flowers can help reduce anxiety and make you feel much better - so let’s discover all the details.