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How to Boost Your Mood on Rainy Days

Florist LondonLow mood can affect us all at some point, and there are times when we need a simple pick-me-up to make us feel better. Self-care is extremely important, which is why we shouldn’t rely too heavily on others to provide the mood enhancement that we will sometimes require. For millennia, flower bouquets have been used to bring joy to the lives of others and even the sight of beautiful flower arrangements can be enough to make one feel joy. If you are in desperate need of some floral therapy, or you want to bring joy to the life of someone you love by having flowers delivered, discover which flowers to choose.

The Mental Health Benefits of Flowers

Research has shown that surrounding yourself with nature can improve your mental health, even if this means bringing nature indoors. But before you head off to the nearest florist, discover which flowers can help with specific problems and know which blooms to send via flower delivery to friends and relatives in need of a mood enhancer.

Flowers That Help You Sleep

Lack of sleep is enough to make anyone miserable, but several sleeplessness can exacerbate depression, anxiety and stress. If you are looking for a natural way to help you drift off to sleep, these flowers can help:

Lavender- used for centuries, this flower contains linalyl acetate and linalool which can enter the bloodstream very quickly. It is said these chemicals act as sedatives and can provide pain-relief too. Place a vase of lavender by your bed, or rub the petals on your pillow and you could soon be drifting off to the land of Nod.

Jasmine – if you are looking for an odourless flower to assist sleep, then jasmine is for you. It is thought that jasmine is more effective than lavender when it comes to helping people sleep. The fragrance-free varieties of the flower are ideal for those who dislike strong smells but still want to reap the benefits of a natural sleep remedy.

Gardenia – tests conducted in Germany showed that inhaling the fragrance of the gardenia can regulate the chemicals responsible for excitement in the brain, helping a person to feel calmer and more relaxed.

The Connection between Physical Health and Mental Health

Flower by Post UKA low mood can be caused by feeling pain, bad digestion, or general sluggishness. If you want to boost your mood, it may make dealing with the physical symptoms first. Many flowers and plants offer health benefits via ingestion which can then, in turn, make you feel happier.

Aloe Vera

This versatile plant is known for his healing qualities, but did you know that its juices can also help with digestion difficulties and assist with lowering blood pressure? So many lotions and creams use aloe vera as an ingredient, but if you buy yourself a plant, you can cut out the middle man and split open the leaves to reveal the medicinal juice within.

Chamomile

This flower is bursting with antioxidants which can help decrease the risk of diseases such as heart disease, and cancer. Chamomile is often used as a tea to be easily absorbed into the body. It is also thought that chamomile can help alleviate symptoms of stress. As with any plant or flower you intend to ingest, you must purchase them from an edible flower store and discuss your intentions with your medical professional before you self-medicate, albeit with natural ingredients.

Flower Care and Mood

Research has shown that tending for plants can decrease stress levels and lower blood pressure. Not only will the sight of a colourful floral display immediately heighten your mood, but making sure they are cared for appropriately is also beneficial for your mental health.