Keep a Jasmine Plant in Your Room to Reduce Stress and Anxiety. Study Finds It’s “As Calming as Valium.”

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If you’re having trouble falling asleep or want to relax, instead of taking any sleeping pills or mood enhancement pills, you can have the choice of the jasmine plant that will have the same effect.

Researchers in Germany have tested this plant on mice in cages. When they are exposed to the plant they calm down and sit quietly in a corner, ceasing all activity.

Brain scans showed that inhaling the scent of jasmine can enhance the GABA receptors in mice and humans by more than five times the amount they ordinary work.

GABA is a chemical that works on the nerve cells, and when they are enhanced they can relieve anxiety and promote rest. This research was published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

The effect of the jasmine scent is as strong as sedatives, sleeping pills, and relaxants, however, unlike them it does not cause dizziness, depression, hypotension, impaired coordination, and muscle weakness.

There has been a new GABA receptor modulator that has been discovered which can be administered through the respiratory air.

This receptor has been discovered by a university professor Hanns Hatt by the Ruhr University.

Hatt also mentions that jasmine can be used as sleeping pills, sedatives, and even a way to relieve anxiety and aggression.

Jasmine got its name from the Persian language “Yasmin”, which translates to “a gift from God”. The name is due to the intense smell of its flowers.

Aromatherapists also inclined that this remedy can be used for stress, depression, menopausal symptoms, fatigue, and much more. It can also be used as an aphrodisiac.

Additionally, keeping jasmine as a houseplant can help the home as well because of the oxygen boost in the room and improve the air quality.

The link between oxygen levels and stress is a close line, as discovered by scientists, in other words, a lower quality of air filled with toxins can lead to higher amounts of stress and anxiety.

 

Sources:
https://returntonow.net

References:
http://www.jbc.org
www.telegraph.co.uk
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

 

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