Improve your moods, enhance your learning performance or populate your gut microbiome by simply smelling flowers!
Hi lovely, it's summer, and flowers are blooming around you. Have you ever thought you could benefit from smelling them?
Did you know that smelling flowers can affect your gut health? Yep, you read that right! Stop and pay attention to the flowers around you when walking in nature.
The benefits of smelling flowers are related to cognitive, blood pressure, and moods.
Have you ever breathed on pleasant-smelling flowers and were totally in awe? It is because chemicals in the flowers interact and affect your brain (in a positive way). Breathing flowers can lower your anxiety and reduce depression.
Floral fragrance can improve your memory, helping you retain more information if you're learning something new or having a test. Smelling flowers can also inspire you, leading to creativity.
Different floral scents and colors can have various benefits. For example, some flowers can help reduce insomnia, migraines, and headaches, while others, like flowers with orange and yellow hues, can make you feel happier, calm, and vibrant!
Furthermore, flowers can help sick people feel calmer and relaxed. A flower's fragrance and beauty can make a suffering person focus less on the pain and more on something positive (the flowers).
Additionally, you might not know that by breathing flowers, you inhale some micro-organisms on those flowers that can eventually travel all the way to your gut, where they can increase the diversity of your gut microbiome!
You've heard or read how vital your gut health is for optimal health, haven't you? Instead of taking tones of probiotics, why not have a few walks in your neighborhood and smell those flowers?
I hope this post is helpful. Please share it with your family and friend, and let's talk soon.
You have the power to heal yourself, Githu.