What Flora Can Do To Liven Up Your Life
“Studies have shown that keeping fresh flowers at home or tending to a flower garden has helped lower levels of anxiety”
Flowers have become a large part of our lives. From celebrations to condolences, from get- well-soon to I-love-you, flowers are used to communicate, decorate and even just to feel good for oneself. But have you ever stopped to consider why these beautiful elements tend to affect how we feel, emotionally or physically?
The truth is that flowers have a lot of healing properties. Whether edible flowers are consumed or decorative ones are just used to spruce up your place, flowers can play a distinct role in affecting day-to-day life and here’s how.
How Flowers Affect Our Life
Being around flowers gives people a sense of well-being in their life. It induces positive emotions and happy thoughts. People associate flowers with good vibes, bright colours, delightful fragrances and all these things impact their emotions in a very positive way. Studies have shown that people experience a sense of excitement or euphoria when they receive flowers. It also leads to a sense of attachment or connection, when received from a loved or close one.
Flowers also help ease anxiety, stress, sadness and feelings of depression. The colours, scent etc. create the feeling of a positive and soothing atmosphere which tends to help reduce negative thoughts and feelings. Studies have also shown that keeping fresh flowers at home or tending to a flower garden, has helped lower levels of anxiety and increased feelings of happiness and contentment among many.
Flowers have a lot of healing and medicinal properties that can treat a variety of ailments. For example, rose helps in easing problems of the digestive system and also helps cleanse the liver when consumed. Marigold flowers have antiseptic properties that can heal cuts and wounds. The essence of the valerian flower gives relief from migraines and tension headaches and is also known to calm anxiety. Sunflower infusions can help in the treatment of ulcers and can also soothe menstrual cramps.
Flowers are all around us and we have easy access to most. Thus, identifying what you need and filling your life with the right kind of flora, can do wonders to your emotional, mental as well as physical health!