If anyone tries to tell you that you have too many indoor plants, or that buying bouquets for people is too old-fashioned then they need to read the new research conducted by The American Society for Horticulture Science.
The study has has proven that fresh flowers and plants have therapeutic effects on us all!
The study looked at the influence of plants on surgical patients, with ninety patients being split in rooms that had plants or no plants.
The results showed that having plants and flowers in the room not only lowered blood pressure and heart rate but also lowered levels of pain, fatigue and anxiety, and led to more positive feelings.
The study described flowers as a type of ‘complimentary medicine’ for the patients in recovery.
Similar things have been said of flower bouquets, with a study from the Complimentary Therapies In Medicine revealing that they can help to greatly reduce stress and increase relaxation!