National Water a Flower Day – May 30, 2022

National Water a Flower Day on May 30 calls for the care and love of all flowers of the world. This day brings special attention to flowers and the many properties they benefit us with, such as their medicinal-, therapeutic-, and aesthetic properties. Flowers are used by scientists to extract important medicinal qualities that have helped people overcome problems related to their skin, hair, organs, immunity, etc. Moreover, studies have shown that simply caring for flowers (and plants) in general can have a positive therapeutic effect on people.

History of National Water a Flower Day

While it is unclear when the first National Water a Flower Day was celebrated, the day’s importance still holds. One of the most prominent figures in the research related to flowers is Pedanius Dioscorides, who was a Greek botanist and pharmacologist. He lived from 40–90 A.D. and was employed as a physician in the Roman army. It was his extensive five volumes encyclopedia on flowers that propelled him to new heights of fame. The encyclopedia, called “De Materia Medica” (On Medical Material), discussed the many values and benefits of herbal medicine and research. It is believed that much of today’s understanding of how flowers work is due to Dioscorides’ books.

Today, flowers are viewed as aesthetic props. However, they have many other hidden benefits. Apart from being medicinal, caring for flowers can also have a therapeutic effect. Studies have shown reduced depression and anxiety, and better mental health in patients who take care of flowers. It is also important to note that humans are not the only ones who respond positively to the caring of flowers — flowers themselves benefit from the care of humans, obviously! Flowers tend to bloom quicker and brighter when special attention is given to them in the form of ‘small talks’ and ‘tender caresses’. Flowers (and plants) respond to sensory stimulants around them. Not only will their natural beauty increase, but they will also likely have a longer life. You can reap and witness these amazing benefits yourself by growing and caring for a flower this May! This month boasts the perfect weather to grow these beauties due to sunny skies and gentle breezes.

National Water a Flower Day timeline

50–70 A.D.
Dioscorides’ Five Volume Encyclopedia

Pedanius Dioscorides, a Greek botanist, writes and compiles a five-volume encyclopedia, “De Materia Medica” (On Medical Material), which goes on to become one of the most famous and accurate studies on flowers.

10th century
Islamic Remedies with Greek Mixtures

The Persian physician, Ibn Sina, combines Dioscorides’ and Galen’s research with Islamic herbal traditions to treat people effectively.

1493–1541
Paracelsus’ Chemical and Plant Combination

Philippus Theophrastus von Hohenheim, also known as Paracelsus, uses plants with chemicals to create better treatments, leading to one of the first instances of pharmaceutical medicine and toxicology.

Late-1500s
Witch Hunt Over Herbal Cures

Agnes Sampson of Keith, a Scottish healer, is burned at the stake for her use of herbal medicines to relieve the pain of childbirth.

National Water a Flower Day FAQs

When does the National Water a Flower Day take place?

National Water a Flower Day takes place on May 30 every year. 

Is there a National Flower Day?

Absolutely! National Flower Day takes place every year on March 21. 

What is the best time to water your flowers?

Generally, you should water your flowers in the mornings, anytime between 6 A.M. to 10 A.M. This is because the weather is cooler, and this reduces evaporation from the soil. 

How To Celebrate National Water a Flower Day

  1. Water a flower

    It says right it there in the name of the day. Water a flower … or two … or a dozen. Take care of them by singing a song and telling them about your day. These plants will add color to your home while also providing you with mental and physical health benefits.

  2. Gift a flower

    May is one of the most ideal months to grow flowers and gift them to others. Find out the preferences of your family and friends, and give them flowers to celebrate the occasion. They will surely be happy to receive the beautiful personalized gift.

  3. Learn more about flowers

    Take some time out of your day to learn about the wonders of flowers. You can also visit your local nursery and have a chat with the experts there to learn about the intricacies of growing flowers such as the ideal times to water specific types of flowers and so forth.

5 Facts About Herbal Medicine That Will Blow Your Mind

  1. Herbal medicines are highly effective

    Herbal medicines can be used to effectively treat a number of illnesses related to blood pressure, indigestion, bacterial infections, viruses, sore muscles, etc.

  2. 11% of 252 drugs come from plants

    At the turn of the 21st century, about 11% of the 252 drugs labeled as essential by the WHO came from plants.

  3. Overall well-being through herbs

    Herbal medicines have been used for the human body’s overall well-being for over 2,200 years now.

  4. 30% of herbs are utilized for medicine

    It is estimated that the world uses about 30% of all plant species for their medicinal properties.

  5. Famous Chinese herbal medicine

    Traditional Chinese herbal medicine is a huge practice all over East Asia as centuries of extensive studies have led to effective remedies and permanent cures for many ailments.

Why We Love National Water a Flower Day

  1. It’s a celebration of nature’s diversity

    From the early times of Dioscorides to modern-day botanists and scientists, we have come a long way in herbal/flower medicine. Thanks to relentless research studies, people can be relieved of many illnesses that did not previously have a cure.

  2. It’s a celebration of medical advancements

    From the early times of Dioscorides to modern-day botanists and scientists, we have come a long way in herbal/flower medicine. Thanks to relentless research studies, people can be relieved of many illnesses that did not previously have a cure.

  3. It’s a celebration of mental well-being

    Taking care of flowers has proven therapeutic. Many suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, etc. have reported better mental health after taking care of flowers and/or plants.

National Water a Flower Day dates

YearDateDay
2021May 30Sunday
2022May 30Monday
2023May 30Tuesday
2024May 30Thursday
2025May 30Friday

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