Those who turn to gardening have shared that growing of plants as a hobby or a daily routine is very relaxing. Not only does it add up to one’s skills and knowledge, but the floral scents help lower stress. Lavender, chamomile and a fresh sprig of rosemary help relieve headaches, tension and sleeping troubles. Being around plants and flowers also give the feeling of being “one” with nature, resulting in a calming feeling.
The impact of flowers in today’s society is frequently studied, even concerning the elderly. With an aging population, challenges include depression, memory loss and social withdrawal. Given these, more and more natural means to ease daily-life anxieties and the behavioral impact on senior citizens, remain a great challenge. Recent studies, however, have already demonstrated that flowers help ease depression, inspire social networking and refresh memory as one ages.