Sometimes flowers are the best medicine. Not only are they aesthetically beautiful, but there are proven health benefits of flowers that can contribute to your overall wellbeing. Studies conducted at university level demonstrate that flowers bring several physical and psychological health benefits, all the way from the tip of the petal down to the deepest roots in the ground.
One study undertaken in the United States, for instance, found that hospital patients with a fresh bouquet of flowers in their rooms needed a less amount of pain suppressants. They also felt much less anxious than other patients during the recovery stage.
Below we look at some of the lesser known positive impacts and health benefits of flowers. Not only should we purchase them to make our home or our wedding look stunning, but to improve our overall health and happiness.
Enhancing Emotional Health
Happiness inherently improves our emotional health.
Flowers produce a range of chemicals that spark the emotion of happiness in the human brain. The most commonly known is dopamine, a chemical triggered when we expect that something special is coming our way. When winter was over and the flowers started to bloom, our hunter-gather ancestors anticipated good times to come. This reaction has remained in our bodies ever since.
Another is serotonin, a chemical released when mammals gained importance within their community. The scent and sight of flowers generates a similar sense of pride the human brain is naturally searching.
Order flowers for good health and not just for decoration.
Improving Memory and Concentration
Having plants and flowers indoors assists people to remember things and to concentrate. This is because flowers produce oxygen which energies your brain cells.
Flowers release chemicals in the brain to alleviate boredom and stimulate the mind. They have the power to unlock productivity and creativity, hence why it is common to see plants throughout offices.
Purchase a bouquet of flowers to place on your desk at home or in your office, water it once a week and boost your ability to concentrate on studying or work.
Moisturising the Skin
Not many people know this, but flowers are an excellent natural way to obtain smooth and beautiful skin. They generate chemicals which release moisture into the air, defending your skin and skin cells from dehydration.
Lavender, for example, is a highly effective way to combat dry skin. Roses contain compounds which can help minimize scars and stretch marks on your skin. Sunflowers also contains oils with a wide range of antioxidants that restore damaged skins. They’re a great alternative to man-made chemicals.
People who suffer from depression, anxiety or high stress (whether it be because of a tense domestic relationship or a fast-paced job) can obtain a remedy through therapeutic flower treatment. The inherent beauty of flowers, as mentioned above, creates happiness and therefore generates a calming effect on us.
You may have noticed that people who suffer from stress use gardening to alleviate their worries. By enjoying the smell of lavender, chamomile, rosemary or sunflowers, you'll easily be able to switch off and relax.
Controlling Blood Pressure
As flowers can alleviate stress (like we discussed above), they so too can control blood pressure. There are a wide range of edible flowers which can assist with this.
The most commonly known are actually sunflowers, from which you can get sunflower seeds. Sunflower seeds are very high in Vitamin E and are a great fibre source.
Research has shown that sunflower seeds release chemicals in the body during digestion contributing to the reduction of blood pressure.
Flower Delivery in Melbourne
Melbourne Fresh Flowers can help you choose the right flowers to improve your health and wellbeing. With our premium online flower delivery service, you can easily purchase your desired flowers through our website and have them delivered to your doorstep in no time.
If you live outside of Melbourne but wish to send flowers to Melbourne for a friend or family member, you can use our online service to do this too.