Researchers Say If This Simple Item Is In Your Home, You’re Way Less Likely To Be Stressed

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You may live close to them, or you could be around them all the time. And if you have a significant other, perhaps you get them regularly as gifts. In case you hadn’t worked it out, we’re talking about flowers and plants. Apparently, new research has revealed there’s more to them than meets the eye.

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You see, flowers do far more than just add a splash of color to any room. Actually, there’s a whole theory behind what different shades of flower mean and the appropriate occasion to gift them. Then there’s the art of flower arranging and the role that they, along with herbs, play in alternate therapies.

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For example, in 2015 a research team from Northumbria University in the U.K. led by Professor Mark Moss found that rosemary oil could potentially help future memory among older people. The scientists exposed 60 senior volunteers to that, lavender oil or no scent at all and tested their retention. Apparently, they found that rosemary oil increased memory, whereas lavender seemed more like a relaxant.

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