Sometimes, all you need to lighten your mood is a touch of nature in any space, especially when you call a bustling city home. While Stanford University researchers recently confirmed the mental health benefits of hiking or simply spending time outside, bringing the outside in can also be a viable solution. But as Elle Decor points out, not all plants and herbs are created equal; some are more calming than others. The magazine even goes so far as to say the following five plants are like "living, breathing antidepressants." Consider adding them to your home to ease stress and anxiety and foster feelings of happiness.
English Ivy: This easy-to-care-for plant scores a nine out of 10 when it comes to cleaning the air; add it to your home to breathe a bit easier.
Rosemary: This woody herb has been said to encourage inner peace, promote positivity, and ease depression and anxiety.
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