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Fresh flowers aren’t just nice to smell and pretty to look at, they bring health benefits too.

Whether you are sending flowers to a friend who’s sick, bringing them to a significant other, or buying them for your mom, it turns out that the sweet gesture is doing more than you think. Not only are they pretty to look at, but a new study also finds that flowers can actually have a positive effect on health too.

The American Society for Horticulture Science did research to find out if plants have therapeutic benefits for surgical patients and the results are impressive. The study of 90 patients found those who had flowers in their rooms had lower blood pressure and heart rate, less pain, anxiety, and fatigue, as well as more positive feelings and being more satisfied with their rooms than the folks without any greenery.

Study authors suggest that flowers should become “complementary medicine” to help recovering patients. A previous study found that fresh flowers can make us feel less stressed out, so we should treat our loved ones, and ourselves, to a bouquet.

Here are some local flower shops where you can get your own flowers!

Flowers Plus:

301 S Tryon St #50, Charlotte, NC 28202

 (704) 342-4529

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The Blossom Shop Florist

2242 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28203

(704) 376-3526

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Bookout Blooms

2000 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203

(704) 661-5020


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