Is there anything prettier or more alluring than fresh flowers? Yet for all their beauty, in many cases, they’re good for your health, too. From the lift in spirit you can get from looking at them to the health effects of brewing them in tea, there are all kinds of ways that flowers make a difference. Even just setting out and displaying certain stems can yield specific benefits for your overall health and well-being.
How does this work?
Which flowers make the biggest difference to a person’s body and mind?
To help answer these questions, here are a few examples of flowers that not only look great, but benefit one’s health, too:
- Lavender: Simply inhaling the scent of lavender can be good for managing stress and anxiety, as well as improving insomnia and boosting concentration. Essential oil made from lavender also offers some anti-inflammatory and antiseptic benefits.
- Roses: Believe it or not, rose petals can help boost circulation, combat depression and fight viruses. High in vitamin C, they can also be an antioxidant for overall health.
- Begonias: Rub the crushed flowers and leaves of this perennial onto your skin to alleviate pain, assist with headaches, detoxify the body, and heal sores or burns.
- Carnations: Brew carnations as tea to reap benefits such as anxiety reduction, decreased stress and less tiredness.
There’s no denying the value that fresh flowers can add to a home or business. Seeing and smelling them can have a positive effect on anyone — whether that means less stress or a lifted mood. The next time you’re thinking about adding flowers to an event, office, lobby or residence, rest easy that you’re making a great choice — to brighten your spirits and improve your health!