The Benefits of Plants for Mental and Physical Health

The Benefits of Plants for Mental and Physical Health

Are you feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, and just plain exhausted? Have you tried all the usual remedies like taking a hot bath, getting a massage, or watching your favorite show? If so, it’s time to consider an unconventional solution: plants!

Yes, that's right – plants can be your go-to for improving mental and physical health. Don't believe me? Allow us to explain why having some extra greenery around is good for the mind, body, and soul.

I promise you won't regret it! So put down that cup of coffee (or wine glass) and pick up that notepad because at Hewma, we have you covered. Here we will cover why plants are great for stress relief, how to incorporate them into your lifestyle, and the best types of plants for you. So let's get started! 

Exploring the Benefits of Plants

It is no surprise that plants are so popular. They can help bring joy and calmness into a home, while also giving us scientifically proven health benefits. Think of plants as nature's little superheroes, providing fresh air and promoting better sleep, reducing stress, boosting brain power and creativity, and increasing feelings of happiness. Additionally, exposure to greenery has been associated with enhanced physical activity. All this makes it difficult to deny that plants are not only aesthetically pleasing for your home and for Instagram, but are essential for mental and physical well-being – referring to them as “green therapy” is not a metaphor, but an accurate description!

Plants Beneficial to Health: According to Science

It's no surprise that plants can make us feel relaxed - after all, we do call it "Mother Nature" for a reason! It appears that science has come to the same conclusion; one recent study found that having houseplants in our homes can actually help reduce stress. The study showed that people who were surrounded by plants felt as if they were away from physical and social demands, even while they remained in their home environment.

Additionally, plants have shown to be stimulating for the brain. They can help reduce anxiety and depression, while also increasing concentration and productivity - making them great companions for those who are studying or working from home.

Certain plants have a remarkable capacity to purify the air we breathe, helping our mind stay focused. They naturally absorb pollutants and contaminants that can inhibit proper brain function, making their presence invaluable for keeping us alert and thinking clearly!

If you've been feeling overwhelmed and struggling to focus, why not turn to nature's little green helpers for some much-needed relief?

How You Can Incorporate Plants into Your Life

If you're looking for ways to bring more plants into your life, then look no further! We suggest you start off small by adding a cactus in one of your rooms around the house - they don't need much care and are best known for their prickly resilience to even the roughest conditions.

For your kitchen, try a small snake plant, they're easy to take care of and their thick leaves are great for purifying the air around.

The bottom line here is, it's easier than ever to incorporate plants into your life - just do whatever works best for you and get creative! Hewma offers a vast selection of plants - with more than enough to choose from!

Hewma Tips for Choosing The "Right" Plant

Choosing the right type of plant for you can be a frustrating task. Trust us, we know. That's why we created a short 3 step guide to help you determine the perfect plant for your lifestyle. After all, there are so many plants to choose from, with such wide varieties of sizes, shapes and colors.

First and foremost, consider where in your home you want to place your new green companion - whether it's a sunny window or away from direct sunlight. Then think about how much attention you want to dedicate to your new friend – if you don't have much time on your hands, then opt for something that requires minimal care! Lastly - look into yourself and ask: do I prefer big leaves or small leaves? Leaves with intricate patterns or stems with spikes?

The way we see it, plants are like ice cream - there's a flavor for everyone. So go ahead and browse around based on your unique taste!

Decorating Your Home or Office with Plants

If you don’t want your green buddies to meet the same fate as the man-eating plants in Little Shop of Horrors, then you better make sure your home or office environment is right for those little plants! That means giving them enough sunlight during the day and little bit of love (a.k.a. water).


In some cases, a little bit of artificial light at night can help too – plus it creates an Instagrammable aesthetic look. Also, don't forget to talk to them from time to time either; some studies have shown that plants actually grow better when they hear a singing voice!

As crazy as that sounds, it appears that plants actually do “enjoy” being talked to – just like us!

NOTE: we don't mean to suggest that plants have feelings - but they do have a "response" to sound and other stimuli such as vibrations from our voice, just like us.

Bottom Line

Plants can be a great addition to any home or office, and they offer more than just aesthetic value and an Instagram moment. As we saw above, houseplants have the power to reduce stress levels, purify air quality and even respond positively to sounds like our voices!

So if you're looking for ways to bring some life into your space without breaking the bank, then why not give plants a try? With over thousands of species available in every shape and size imaginable, there's sure to be something perfect for you - so go ahead and start decorating with plants today!





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