REVIEW ON: HORTICULTURAL THERAPY FOR HUMAN HEALTH
Horticultural therapy (HT) is a process, in which plants are used to improve the body, mind and soul, through horticultural activities and to increase the awareness of the natural world. The purpose of this paper is to summarize /review the empirical research results on horticultural therapy for human health being done by different authors. From the results horticulture has been widely adopted for various groups of patients: people with physical and cognitive impairments, seniors, cancer patients, physical therapy clients, alcohol recovery clients, spinal cord and brain injury patients, people with neurological impairments, alzheimer’s and dementia groups, children, etc. Virtually, it is applicable to all patient groups. More over the results have demonstrated that horticulture could promote physical and psychological well-being and could be used in psychotherapy and rehabilitation for persons with different needs.[Full Text Article]
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