Saturday, April 11, 2009

New Study on the benefits of plants

{a philodendron brazil plant, really easy to care for}

From the May issue of Body and Soul magazine.


{a bromeliad, tropical}

"In a recent study of 90 patients recovering from surgery, Kansas State University researchers discovered that those with plants in their rooms had less anxiety and fatigue, lower blood pressure, and fewer intakes of pain medication than patients without plants. Contact with plant life appears to reduce stress, which in turn may help patients recuperate more quickly and experience less pain."


{a zebra plant}

Read: If you have a loved one in a hospital or nursing home, it wouldn't hurt to send them a plant and let them know that you're thinking of them! While you're at it why not surround yourself with plants in your own own home.
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2 comments:

  1. The statistics given are very true. I can remember receiving plants and/or flowers when I was hospitalized and the flowers meant that someone cared. What better reason to concentrate on getting better. I also love the whimsical Easter arrangement - how adorable! I was fortunate to receive one!
    Linda

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  2. Thank you Linda! It's always nice to hear from people who received one of our arrangements-we never really know where they end up after they leave us! Nice to hear they are in good hands and appreciated!

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