How flowers can help us fight the coronavirus
Flowers help to improve the positive mood
- People who have flowers in their home feel happier and more relaxed. Through this positive energy, the chances of developing stress-induced depression are reduced.
- Positive emotions help to place life events in a broader perspective and thus reduce the negative effects that may be caused by negative emotions. Positive emotions such as gratitude, hope, empathy, joy, love, pride and peace can be associated with flowers.
- Having a sense of happiness, well-being, peace and intimacy are the benefits of surrounding yourself with flowers.
- Flowers and ornamental plants increase positive energy levels and help people feel safe and relaxed.
- Flowers have immediate and long-term effects on emotions, mood and even memory in men and women.
- Women who received flowers were even more positive until three days later.
- Flowers are a good choice for the morning for people who do not have positive energy in the early morning hours. They are happier and more energetic after seeing the flowers in the morning.
- Flowers affect people emotionally at home and make them feel less anxious and kinder. Having flowers at home increases energy that continues throughout the day.
Flowers accelerate healing
- Flowers and plants accelerate the healing of the disease by stimulating a positive outlook
- Exposure to flowers and plants, based on assessments of mood, functional and physiological functions, increases positive emotions and reduces stress.
- For those who are sick, green space has a very positive effect on mood and recovery
- Green space reduces stress, stimulates the mind and keeps focus away from pain and discomfort. With plants in the room, people are able to tolerate more pain and this can reduce the need for housing
- Houseplants increase humidity in the home and reduce the risk of headaches
- Physical interaction with plants leads to a significant reduction in the time required for patients to recover.
Flowers give older people a better quality of life
- When giving flowers to the elderly, it creates a positive mood and improves episodic memory (memory of everyday events). Flowers lift our spirits, but they have a profound effect on the elderly.
- Man establishes a strong emotional connection with flowers. Simply seeing and smelling flowers improves mood in 69% of consumers. According to people who receive flowers as a gift, they receive less depression and anxiety after receiving flowers, and show more pleasure and satisfaction in life.
Flowers bring joy to both the recipient and the giver
- The most common reason is to buy flowers as a gift. There is so much power in giving flowers. 9 out of 10 people remember the last time they gave flowers as a gift. Women are more likely than men to remember the last time they received a flower as a gift (77% vs. 34%)
- Men and women who give flowers as gifts are considered compassionate and emotional, happy, strong, capable and brave.
- Flowers create positive emotions that can be measured by the type of smile. When flowers are given as gifts, women always respond with a "real" smile. The "real smile" is where the lips and eyes smile, and this creates a positive reciprocal reaction and the giver and the recipient rejoice. Other common gifts have a lower initial positive response in the gift recipient and have no lasting effect
- 65% of people feel very special when receiving a flower as a gift, and 60% of people believe that unlike any other gift, the flower has a special meaning for them.