Few things are more inspiring or peace-inducing than the sight of beautiful flowers. Flowers have a plethora of psychological benefits. Believe it or not, flowers have the power to improve mental health issues including lowering stress levels and reducing anxiety.
How Do Flowers Reduce Stress?
Flowers in all their bright, beautiful glory can help increase positive energy, which can grow into positive emotions and positive experiences. Flowers just have a way of making someone feel better and it's easy to imagine why they might be great for reducing stress.
In addition to their aesthetics, flowers release chemicals called Mycobacterium vaccae that signals the brain to release serotonin. Serotonin is known as a “feel good” hormone that lifts mood and brings on a sense of calm.
We suggest that you take a moment to stop and literally smell the roses, or whatever beautiful bloom you are near to reap its stress-reducing benefits.
How Do Flowers Help with Stress & Anxiety?
The serotonin released from Mycobacterium vaccae can also help with anxiety and should be considered a natural way to help balance your mood if you are feeling overwhelmed.
Types of Flowers That Can Improve Mental Health
Many flowers have been linked to improved mood and increased mental well-being. Amazingly, each of the flowers on this list has different properties that act as triggers for the brain to open up and work overtime to push out negative thoughts.
Here are some flowers to consider if you’re looking for support to reduce stress and feelings of anxiety:
Each of these flowers makes excellent indoor plants to try for their healing properties and stress-reducing benefits.
Choose A Plant to Improve Your Mental Health
We believe that plant ownership can be a wonderful way to practice natural, healthy self-care. Contact the team at Flower Works to speak to one of our floral curators and we can help you choose a plant that will bring joy and peace to your home.