By Sharon Cummings, Care2
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Getty ImagesFlowers are known around the world to symbolize love, friendship, compassion, and celebration. Flowers are a part of our every day -- they enliven our homes with their beauty and fragrance, grace our gardens with color and creativity, delight us, seduce us, and remind us of the beautiful, transitory life we share together on earth.
When we sip a calming chamomile tea, smile at an unassuming daisy, or find freshly cut stargazers at the farmers market, we behold the healing power of flowers.
According to research conducted by Jeannette Haviland-Jones, PhD, director of the Human Development Lab at Rutgers University, "Flowers have immediate and long-term positive effects on reactions, mood, social behaviors, and even memory for both males and females."
Giving flowers makes people more social
All age groups in the study exhibited emotions of extraordinary delight and gratitude after receiving flowers, encouragingRead More »from Flowers power memory and fight depression