Science has proven that gazing at bright, fragrant flowers is a way for people to enhance their emotional wellbeing. The human brain perceives the blooms as a positive, much-deserved reward, so it releases such happy, naturally occurring chemicals as dopamine, oxytocin, and serotonin. Simply put, flower gazing can lower your stress level, enhance your mood, and create a positive emotional vibe. Colorful blooms induce happiness.
History and Flowers
Historically speaking, the use of calming flowers or plants during ceremonies dates to ancient Egypt and even further back in time too. As an agricultural society, the Egyptians associated flowers and plants with certain religious beliefs, so flowers were also offered as a gift to the gods. In today’s society, flowers are often “a must” for décor, bouquets, or gifts at celebratory events – weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions.
In addition, “a floral bouquet can also brighten the day of a new college graduate or a business professional who’s just landed a fabulous new job,” notes Cristina Moscoso, PFH General Manager-West Coast based in Los Angeles. “Our company is part of the important ‘floral pipeline’ as we handle and ship sizable amounts of fresh flowers and plants from Colombia and Venezuela to the U.S. and globally. We also ship many fresh flowers and plants to and from Amsterdam for our floral, retail, and grocery industry customers.”
How Can Flowers Help?
Flowers also have the power to soothe and comfort people in tough times. They can brighten the day for those who’ve suffered a life setback, are seriously ill, or are in the hospital. The blooms of calming flowers can also bring cheer to those who reside in nursing homes, as well as help comfort those who’ve lost a cherished loved one.
The Positivity of Flowers
Science also has determined that there are positive benefits simply to displaying fresh flowers in a home or office. For example, a behavioral research study conducted by Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (Boston) showed that people with flowers feel less worried, less anxious, and less depressed than those without them. Having calming flowers around can also make people more compassionate toward others.
In offices, flowers also help boost creativity, innovation, and productivity. Workers perusing pretty flowers tend to feel less tension and anxiety, which helps them focus better. When workers go home at night, they also can then get a good night’s sleep, thanks to flowers. Multiple studies have shown that inhaling lavender essential oil can help improve sleep.
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