Fun Flower Facts

How Can Flowers Improve Your Health?

September 23, 2015

September is Self-Improvement Month! What have you been doing to enhance your life in positive ways? If you haven’t started yet, don’t worry – there is still plenty of time to work on doing so this month, especially when it comes to your health! Did you know that flowers can help?

While most people may think of flowers as being the perfect addition to their garden or a nice gesture to send a message to a friend, family member, or significant other, they can also bring many health benefits to those who keep them around the house. Here are a few examples of how:

Roses:

Often referred to as a symbol of love, roses may be able to aid your body in being able to ward off conditions like a cough or cold (just in time for fall and flu season!). How so? Since the petals are known to be a source of vitamin C, they can help with strengthening your immune system! But that’s not all they can do – if you’re looking to improve your appearance, such as your skin, roses can help in this area too as they can assist with your body’s process of creating collagen.

Pink Rose Bouquet

Hibiscus:

In addition to adding some color to your home or garden, hibiscus plants may be used to help with loss of appetite and potentially even lower blood pressure. If you struggle with high blood pressure, you may be able to benefit from drinking hibiscus tea. Sound like something you would try? Additionally, some research suggests that hibiscus may even help regulate cholesterol levels too!

Marigolds:

Some health benefits of marigold flowers include their ability to protect your body from physical and environmental factors and aid in the healing process for burns and cuts. But focusing on the first benefit, the antioxidants in marigolds can be especially helpful in fighting the effects of being exposed to hazardous molecules that are either by-products of everyday functioning or environmental concerns like pollution.

Dandelions:

Did you know that dandelions can be used for more than just making a wish? If you’re experiencing stomach troubles, muscle pain or have an infection that just won’t seem to go away, dandelions may be able to help! This is because they are super stocked with various vitamins and minerals that our bodies need to thrive. And how does it work? Just try making dandelions an ingredient in your soup, tea or salad!

dandelion

Already impressed by the ability of flowers and plants to help with health concerns? Well, we’ve got a few more! When it comes to your emotional and mental health, flowers can certainly also help with your well-being. For example, just having them strategically placed around your home can lead to reduced anxiety, increased relaxation and even increased self-esteem! So, if you’re simply looking for a pick me-up or are looking to make your home a more soothing place to be, flowers are most definitely the key.

What do you say? Will you use flowers for good health now that you know how they can help? We know we’re considering it!