Gardening as a therapy

                                    

 

Gardening is a powerful tool to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.  The therapeutic benefits of gardening are:

UK scientists suggest that a type of friendly bacteria found in soil may affect the brain in a similar way to antidepressants.

Researchers from Bristol University and University College London discovered using laboratory mice, that a "friendly" bacteria (Mycobacterium Vaccae) commonly found in soil activated brain cells to produce the brain chemical serotonin and altered the mice's behaviour in a similar way to antidepressants.

 

 

    

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