Flowers For Your Garden To Boost Your Mood

The stress and tension of modern life are the primary reasons people have bad moods. Other psychological factors also have a role to play. Sometimes the fact that we are physically unwell spoils our mood. To top it all, often we see that there are hormones at play that worsen our mood.

• Rose 

This particular flower has often been associated with the emotions of love and affection. Roses are available in a number of hues. Each of these colours may signify something different, but all of them play equal contributors to mood elevation.  

• Rosemary 

Most of us are familiar with rosemary in the form of a herb that finds extensive use in the kitchen. However, it is the other application of rosemary that makes this flower all the more special. Rosemary is known to make a person more attentive, thereby, making them more alert and more vigorous. 

• Chamomile 

This flower is not just good to look at, but also has a calming effect on our nerves. Most of us are familiar with the mellow and floral taste of chamomile tea and how consumption of the same makes you feel so much better about yourself. Extracts of this flower are known to tackle sleep disorders, particularly in the aged section of the population.

• Lavender

This is one of the easiest available plants in the Indian subcontinent. Research has shown that inhalation of lavender oil brings down stress and anxiety levels. It is aesthetic to the eye and having one in close sight for 6 to 8 hours of the day significantly brings down the chances of an individual suffering from depression. 

• Basil 

It is the linalool that is present in basil that makes it so potent. The same is responsible for protecting the body from cognitive damage and elevating the mood of an individual by fighting depression. Unlike the previously discussed plants, this herb is not very pleasing to the eyes or the nose.

• Onion 

Very few of us can think of preparing a meal that is completely devoid of onions. Although chopping of onions makes one feel teary, the fact is that this plant is loaded with heart support building nutrients. By increasing the dopamine activity in the hypothalamus, what onion does is amplify its antidepressant effect. 

• Oregano 

This particular herb is something all of us pizza lovers are well acquainted with. However, most of us do not know that oregano works wonders in making a person happy. The same may be attributed to the strong antidepressant effects of this herb.

• Fennel 

This is another flower that grows well without demanding too much attention. This flower is a great source of nectar to bees, and its green leaves and flat umbels of bright yellow flowers are a treat to the eyes. This plant is loaded with medicinal properties and the leaves and root of this plant are known to boost not just the mood of an individual, but also their immune system. 

• Sunflower 

The sheer sight and smell of a sunflower are enough to elevate the mood of an individual. Broadly speaking, although this particular flower is loaded with goodness, the best thing about the flower is the presence of phenylalanine. This particular component is known to act on our hormones and thereby, make us feel much better.

• Yarrow 

This flower is mostly found in the hill stations. It is typically white in colour and as it ages, the corners attain a pink colour. Such is the beauty of this flower that scientists have confirmed its usage as a mood elevator