Decorating the house for Christmas with real pine trees will improve the physical and mental health of members more than plastic trees.
According to Encyclopedia Britannica, the tradition of decorating Christmas trees began in Germany in the 16th century and spread to other countries. It wasn’t until the 1950s and 1960s that plastic pine trees appeared in the United States.
According to research published in the journal Behavioral Sciences in 2018, the body’s exposure to a natural environment, such as a walk in the woods, helps reduce levels of cortisol – a stress hormone, an inhibitor in the body. body. But if you can’t afford to go in the woods, you can benefit by growing or decorating indoor plants, according to research published in the International Journal of Environmental Health Research.
“Bringing nature into the home space will have a positive effect on people,” says psychologist Sonja Peterson-Lewis at Temple University in Philadelphia. Especially when placing real plants in the house also helps people benefit from photosynthesis, creating oxygen to help fresh air. And the smell of pine can remind people of the past.
Charlie Hall, professor of horticultural sciences at Texas A&M University in the US, said a real pine tree has many mental health benefits for people, including reducing anxiety and depression and helping to boost mental health. psychological health.
In particular, only real plants can improve the immune system in the body, as they produce phytoncide, a chemical that increases the activity of natural immune cells, helping to fight infections caused by caused by viruses.
Not bringing many health benefits like real pine, but the plastic tree also helps the members’ mood to become comfortable, happy, as well as the durability and cheap price of this product, when the holiday season is approaching. .
Minh Phuong (According to CNN)