How Flowers Can Help Improve Mental Health

How Flowers Can Help Improve Mental Health

A proper balance between a healthy mind and body is definitely one of the most important things to achieve in life apart from material gains and professional success. In this fast life when there is cut-throat competition in every field of work, falling ill mentally has become normal. Don’t think that mental illness can always be related to asylum. Anxiety, depression, distress, confusion, sleeplessness, and fatigue are signs that you are not well. Your outer body may look attractive in the veil of the designer clothes and latest fashion trends but if you are mentally unwell, it would eat away your peace.

Chasing after dreams and desires is also important but that balance between mental and physical cover off you should also be maintained. Nature has always been beneficial in many ways to us. Nature has some wonderful fragrances in its store to make us mentally fit. Have a look at the following fruits and flowers and the benefits from its fragrances:

Bring in lavender to sleep well

Sleeping is the most enjoyable activity that we do in life! You must have heard phrases like “Were you sleeping?” when you have goofed up something major or have missed out on vital things. People also refer you to Kumbhkarn when you sleep more than normal hours.  Sleeping more than normal and less than normal are signs that you need to have a medical checkup. Sleeping restores our energy and prepares us to work better. One sleepless night gives you dark circle and constant yawns at work. Many people these days suffer from sleeplessness because they are so occupied mentally that the brain fails to keep those thinking chords off.

Lavender is a flowering plant in the mint family. Its aroma has been shown in human studies “to slow down heart rate, slow blood pressure and put you in a parasympathetic state, which is a relaxed state, says scientist Tiffany Field, who has studied the effects of lavender on relaxation and sleep.

Ease depression with Jasmine

We all are depressed in our own way. Psychology says that depression has its own levels in every age. A child may also suffer from depression but the outcome of it would be different than an adult. Plant a Jasmine in your home and you would always be happy. Sprinkle some jasmine flower in your kid’s study room, your husband’s office, and your ailing father’s room to make them feel good.

Research suggests that jasmine oil, which has genus species name Jasminum officinale, works by positively influencing the nervous system. Through aromatherapy or by penetrating the skin, the oils from the jasmine flower have an effect on a number of biological factors — including heart rate, body temperature, stress response, alertness, blood pressure and breathing.

Don’t be tensed…. smell a rose

Rose is known as the “queen of garden”. For centuries poets have admired the beauty of a rose through their verses. This flower has long been associated with eternal love and perfection. This flower carries an enticing smell and this removes tension from our mind. Many perfumes, soaps, body oils are made with the essence of rose and all are aimed at curbing tension and make your relaxed. Tension is a way of life. One tension regarding your exams end and another of finding job erupts. Once you get a job, the tension of searching the perfect partner crops up in mind and this is a never ending process. With the rose flower in your room or sprinkling rose essential oil in your bath water, your tension nerves would find some comfort. There are times when you actually fight with yourself to get out of that tension loop. Bring in the intense and sweet floral scent of rose and calm down your nerves. You all know that a rose is used to propose love since ages but do you know that when you are facing a break-up, it is the rose smell that can help you recover from that broken mental state?

Want to be happy? Bring fresh cut grass

When was the last time you walked barefoot over green soft grass? If you have a well-maintained garden in your house, this can be done on a daily basis. Doctors say that walking barefoot over fresh green grass is good for your eye-sight. The fragrance of fresh green grass is also helpful in providing you instant happiness. When in confusion or depression, you can practice this and enjoy your life. People living in metro cities enclosed in their apartments hardly get to see these green grasses. So, you can grow grass in your balcony and smell it to remain mentally healthy.

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