Doctor’s orders: treat yourself to a bouquet of flowers. Beyond their good looks and sweet scents, there are quite a few surprising health benefits of flowers. Read on to learn a few of our favourites.
- Easy Breathing
Do you remember your school biology class? Plants emit the oxygen our bodies need and love, while we exhale the carbon dioxide that they readily eat up. By purifying and detoxifying the air, this symbiosis helps us breathe better. Plus, plants naturally release water into the air, which introduces a healthy level of humidity. This helps improve minor health conditions, such as sore throats, dry skin, coughs and blocked nasal passages.
- Reduced Stress and Anxiety
There’s a reason a nap under the sun in the park can be so revitalising: connections with nature promote mental health and happiness. When we’re surrounded by greenery and flowers, we immediately feel less stressed. Fresh flower bouquets especially boost positive feelings because we often associate them with thoughtful gifts, special occasions and happy events.
- Mood Booster
Along with lower levels of stress and anxiety, flowers provide a dose of happiness and energy. Some of this stems from mental recognition, where different flowers and colours can encourage concentration and focus by stimulating the mind and senses.
Adding bright colours and natural elements to your home and office provides the visual stimulation you need to be more productive. Plus, as they oxygenate and purify the air, flowers promote improved cognitive function, including memory retention.
- Calming Sensation
The soothing properties of flowers can aid in relaxation and healing. Specifically, chamomile can help soothe your headaches, plus improve sleep and digestion patterns. Lavender especially evokes a calming sensation, making it the perfect plant for relaxation and a better night’s rest. Lavender water can even calm your skin and treat acne. Rosemary sprigs can also relieve headache pain and tension.
If you’re considering sending someone get well flowers, you should absolutely do so! Research shows that flowers create better healing environments for hospital patients, as recovery happens much quicker when they are calm and relaxed.
Now you know a few health benefits of flowers, why not sign up for a Bouquet Box Flower Subscription and have fresh flowers delivered to your door on a regular basis. For only €20 per bouquet, our bouquets of gorgeous fresh flowers are bound to lift your surroundings & spirits.