Updated: Mar 10
Whether you enjoy having flowers on your table, sending them as gifts, planting them in your garden, or incorporating them into your diet, flowers have an array of healing benefits for the mind, body, and soul. Here, we're going to walk you through just a few ways that flowers can help heal you mentally and physically, ground you when you're feeling disconnected from nature, and better connect you with yourself, and others.
Healing Through The Power Of Flowers
It's not just the presence of that beautiful bouquet that's causing this phenomenal affect on the body, but it's also the fragrant of the flower. While the scent of lavender and rose can be calming to the brain, the scent of specific flowers have actually shown to trigger memories, and enhance memory altogether. No wonder the saying "Stop to smell the roses," is so commonly used, it's not just so we can enjoy the journey, but that we can also better remember it.
Enhancing Your Health with Edible Flowers
It's becoming more common to incorporate flowers into culinary dishes and baked goods, and not just because they make for a gorgeous topping. As the vegan floral bakery Sweet Fleur states, "We use flowers in all of their forms and functions, highlighting the flavor and health benefits of each flower in all of our creations." Just as herbs add different flavor profiles and healing benefits to our culinary dishes, so do edible flowers!
Every flower is packed full of vitamins and minerals. While some flowers such as chamomile and valerian promote better sleep and reduce anxiety, others such as nasturtium and honeysuckle can increase energy levels, and help make your skin glow. The list goes on and on, and the benefits are endless. From curing the common cold, to creating more stamina and sexual vitality, flowers could be the perfect cure, and are just as important to our health and wellbeing, as any other organic item you add to your cart each week. Not to mention, they're a delicious and beautiful additions to any dish. If you want to add flowers to your diet, Gourmet Sweet Botanicals, will ship them straight to your door.
Connecting With Flowers