How Caring for a Plant Improves Wellness

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Playing Drs. Rx: Having a Plant Is Good for Your Overall Wellness

The secret to a boost in your wellness just might be in the dirt!? The Doctors share how caring for a plant can help to improve your wellness.

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Clinical psychologist Dr. Judy Ho explains if you look after and care for a plant it can help give you a better sense of responsibility and also connect you more to nature. Additionally, she says it's a great exercise for the brain and enhances your sensory awareness.

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The Doctors also note that some plants can have a positive effect on someone's health, simply by smelling it or having the plant nearby.

We recommend having lavender, (which has been shown to decrease the body's arousal levels and even lower blood pressure), jasmine (which some say helps when falling asleep and promotes relaxation), and rosemary (which has been shown to have cognitive benefits and help with memory).

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