Most of us are aware that plants are good for us! You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know that indoor plants not only look beautiful, but they are good for your health. I will caution you that if you have pets, please do your research to know which ones could be toxic to them!
Plants seem to have a stress-reducing effect, so they are good, not only at home, but also at the workplace. They help build toward our sense of well-being. Some studies have shown that students do better in school when plants are in their environment.
Plants can help clean the air we breathe by reducing carbon dioxide, benzene, and nitrogen dioxide (pollutants), increase humidity (office buildings especially can be dry), reduce dust in the air, help to lessen noise from neighboring highways, and can assist in deflecting background noise. Plants can even help support healing at hospitals (check your hospital’s policy first)!
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Dr. Donna Poppendieck (Dr. P) has over 30 years of experience in the mental health care field. She is a seasoned college professor and instructor for providers. She uses credible, proven holistic health strategies in instruction for parents of children with mental health challenges looking for another approach as well as healthcare providers seeking to implement or understand holistic strategies.