In 2006, Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School studied the effects of fresh-cut flowers on a person’s mood. The behavioral study found that people feel more compassionate toward others, have less worry and anxiety, and feel less depressed when flowers are present in the home.
There were three main findings from the study:
- Flowers feed compassion.
- Flowers chase away anxieties, worries and the blues at home.
- Living with flowers can provide a boost of energy, happiness and enthusiasm at work.
To read the full story from the American Society of Florists and the Flower Promotion Organization, click here