Like animals, plants have been found to be incredibly beneficial to us mentally and emotionally. A new study has even found that a plant is especially helpful when it comes to managing stress at work.

Researchers Masahiro Toyoda, Yuko Yokota, Marni Barnes, and Midori Kaneko published their findings in an article "Potential of a Small Indoor Plant on the Desk for Reducing Office Workers' Stress" featured in the American Society for Horticultural Science Journal. According to their study, having an indoor or desk plant can boost mental health in the absence of healthy green environments.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

"At present, not so many people fully understand and utilize the benefit of stress recovery brought by plants in the workplace. To ameliorate such situations, we decided it essential to verify and provide scientific evidence for the stress restorative effect by nearby plants in a real office setting," Toyoda says.

The research team observed changes in psychological and physiological stress both with and without plants on participating workers' spaces. Each plant was also cared for by the worker which findings say greatly helped curb stress and fatigue.

Plants aren't 100 percent effective as stress-relievers, however. In other subjects, researchers saw no significant change.

"There have been some pieces of evidence related to human stress reduction by nature with plants or by plants," Toyoda said. "However, when we get accustomed and/or bored to the same scene, the stress recovery effect will not continue so long."

More From FemaleNetwork.com

Personal Loan Calculator
Use this calculator to know how much you'll be paying based on current interests of banks.*
This is required.
This is required.
*Rates can change without prior notice.
Continue
Get the latest updates from Female Network
Subscribe to our Newsletter!
Recommended Videos
Comments
Trending on Network

Latest Stories

You Need to Wear a Face Mask Every Time You Head Out, Says IATF

Wearing face masks is only an added precaution and not a reliable protection against COVID-19.

This Street Vendor in Valenzuela City Offers Free Taho to COVID-19 Frontliners

The Filipino "bayanihan" spirit is truly alive and well amid the pandemic.

WHO Warns PH Authorities Against Ending Quarantine Too Early

The IATF has yet to evaluate if the Luzon-wide quarantine should end or be extended.

How Mayor Kit Nieto’s Response to COVID-19 Inspired Bayanihan in Cainta, Rizal

The municipality of Cainta is proving that kindness can still thrive even in the most frantic of situations.
Load More Stories