8 Plants That Help Reduce Stress

From Lavender to Peppermint and Chamomile, These Plants Have Calming Properties

By Gina LiVorio Posted on 9/23/2019

Who knew that our gardening efforts could lead to reduced stress in our everyday lives? Besides the stress-reducing physical act of gardening, there are certain plants we can add to our garden that contain anti-anxiety properties.

Life can get stressful from time to time, so it’s nice to have some calming remedies at home to slow things down. From lavender to peppermint and chamomile, these plants have been known to not only to improve your mood, but to relieve stress and anxiety symptoms.

Reduce Stress


The calming scent of lavender is often used in lotions and oils to reduce stress and anxiety, as well as help improve quality of sleep. Lavender is said to contain properties that can lower blood pressure and heart rate to invoke an overall relaxing feeling.


Peppermint is another plant with a distinct smell that has been believed to help with anxiety and depression since the days of the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians. Peppermint can calm your nerves and have mood-boosting effects. Peppermint can even reduce symptoms of fatigue and restore energy and alertness.


Chamomile is best known in tea form as one of the most popular stress-reducing beverages to sip on at night after a long, stressful day. Chamomile can help reduce stress, inflammation and insomnia. Plant your chamomile in the spring from seed or plant and use it for its relaxation benefits.


Chrysanthemum flowers have been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years and are believed to help calm nerves, lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation. These beautiful, vibrant flowers look great in the garden, too!


These full sun-loving plants are known for their anti-anxiety properties and relaxing smell. Having a jasmine plant in your bedroom or office can create an environment with clean air. There is a direct link between clean air and stress levels, so a jasmine plant is ideal to keep around to lower stress levels.


As always, browse our seed supplier catalog for an almost unlimited choice when it comes to selecting plant seed suppliers for your home garden. Any of our suppliers are ready and willing to help find the plant seeds you need.