Emotional and Mental Health Benefits of Plants

The importance of plants for your mental health, Wellness Blog - LILIXIR


There is clear evidence from literature describing emotional and mental health benefits associated with plants.



According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 80% of the world’s population relies on medicinal plants for their primary health care needs. 


LILIXIR, an organic and natural beauty brand for Quebec, Canada, thinks that people have a tendency to buy products that improve their quality of life, which includes things that are good for their social, physical, psychological, cognitive, environmental, and spiritual well-being. Plants is one of them!



The presence of indoor plants is linked to happier feelings


Plants have been used since ancient ages as medication, to treat different kinds of diseases, from wound healing to headaches. Besides their medicinal usage, studies have shown that spending time caring for indoor plants provides therapeutic benefits.

Numerous research that examined the relationship between urban green space, well-being, and mental distress found that people who live close to green spaces have lower levels of both mental distress and well-being.

At LILIXIR, we believe that exposure to plants, both visually and physically, is linked to an increase in pleasant emotions and behaviours, as well as a decrease in unpleasant emotions including fear, sadness, and stress.


Natural components like trees and plants in the cities have a greater impact in reducing mental fatigue and stress. This perception of nature's healings can serve to encourage appreciation of nature and motivate pro-environmental behaviour, resulting in more environmentally conscious individuals.



Emotional and Mental Health Benefits of Plants


Research has shown that various types of nature experience are associated with mental health benefits in many ways. 


LILIXIR believes that exposure to nature is linked to psychological well-being. Evidence connects being in nature with greater positive affect, happiness, and subjective well-being. It also ties it to satisfying social connections, cohesion, and engagement, a feeling of meaning and purpose in life.


Indoor plants as well as outdoor plants have shown significant correlations with:

  • Reduced anxiety and stress
  • Attention Deficit Recovery
  • Decreased Depression
  • Greater Happiness/Life Satisfaction
  • Enhanced Memory Retention
  • Mitigation of PTSD (post-traumatic stress)
  • Increased Creativity
  • Enhanced Productivity and Attention
  • Reduced effects of dementia
  • Improved Self-Esteem.


Published Research by: Charles Hall and Melinda Knuth

Published Research: Particularities of having plants at home during the confinement due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Published Research: Nature and mental health: An ecosystem service perspective



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