Health Benefits Associated with Flowers

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Health Benefits Associated with FlowersWe all know that keeping flowers in your home can improve your mood, but did you know that it can also improve your health?

A bouquet of flowers can easily improve your mood, but fresh flowers are often improving your mental and physical health.

Flowers have actually been proven to help patients recovering from an illness or surgery more quickly. In 2008, two scientists, know as Park and Mattson, worked to prove that patients who had flowers and plants in the room with them, took less pain medication, had healthier blood pressures, felt more energized, and were in a better mood overall. Patients that did not have flowers or plants around them did not see the same improvements.

When it comes to our mental health, flowers help to calm stress and anxiety. Flowers that are cool, calming colors, such as blue and green, can be especially helpful when it comes to stress: simply putting a bouquet of them on your desk can help keep you calm and relaxed.

Once you’re feeling calm and relaxed, you’ll be able to wind down and get to sleep. Lavender flowers have been proven to lower your heart rate and help you to relax. If you have a hard time getting to sleep, place a vase of lavender next to your bed. You’ll likely be sleeping better in no time.

There’s no doubt about it: receiving a bouquet of flowers, especially as an unexpected gift, instantly improves our mood making us feel loved and appreciated. Fresh flowers encourage our bodies to release those feel-good endorphins. By keeping a vase or two around the house, we can help improve our mental health and our sleep quality. Flowers also contribute to boosted productivity and creativity, both things that we all benefit from.

If you’re looking to provide a loved one with a bit of a boost or you’re hoping to help yourself, order a fresh flower arrangement from Mills Florist.