It’s a go-to universal gesture when we send flowers to our sad or sick friend, but this heartwarming gift has turned out to be more helpful than we think!
I know it might surprise you but there’s more to flowers than just the sweet smell, they can have serious positive effect on our mental health.
The American Society for Horticulture Science recently completed a study on evaluating whether plants have therapeutic influences on surgical patients or not, and the results were shocking, as around 90 patients were split into different rooms; one with plants or the other without. The patients who were exposed to flowers had wildly different results than those who had not.
According to the study, the patients who had flowers in their rooms had lower blood pressure as well as heart rate, and lower ratings of pain, anxiety, and fatigue, and most importantly a more positive outlook on life! The findings from this research actually suggests that flowers should be “complementary medicine” for patients.
Also, according to a study published in Complementary Therapies In Medicine, states that flower boutiques can actually make us feel less pain stress. In the study a women was given a fresh vase of roses for her dorm room, and the results found that she actually felt more relaxed and stress-free than before.