You probably know already that plants are great for getting more oxygen flowing in your house and improving air quality. But did you know that several plants can even help reduce anxiety, panic attacks and depression?
In fact, research has established a direct link between oxygen levels and stress. High level of indoor toxins leads to anxiety and stress.
Therefore, maintaining clean air free from toxins will improve your mood and help with stress and anxiety.
Laboratory research proved that the aroma of jasmine plant and jasmine essential oil significantly calmed mice when their cage was filled with it. The scent made them stop all activity and sit quietly in a corner.
There are also other plants that can help you improve your mood, fight depression, and combat panic attacks.
Scientists have conducted several studies using jasmine. They discovered that the aroma of jasmine plants and jasmine essential oil significantly calmed the mice they were studying.
Brain scans showed that jasmine fragrance boosts the effects of a chemical called GABA on nerve cells, and thus relieves anxiety and encourages rest.
In fact, scientists came to the conclusion that jasmine increased the GABA effect by more than five times (compared to other fragrances) and proved to be more effective than sleeping pills and anti-anxiety medication.
According to Professor Hanns Hatt, these findings published online in the Journal of Biological Chemistry can “be seen as evidence of a scientific basis for aromatherapy.”
Prof Hatt, of the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, added:
“We have discovered a new class of GABA receptor modulator which can be administered parentally and through the respiratory air.
Applications in sedation, anxiety, excitement, and aggression relieving treatment and sleep induction therapy are all imaginable.”
Scientific studies find that Jasmine essential oil is very effective for anxiety, sleep, hormones, happiness, and fatigue.
- It helps alleviate anxiety and nervous tension
- Encourages more restful quality of sleep
- Can balance hormones: PMS; mood swings & hot flashes, libido
- Encourages feelings of happiness
- Increases alertness & cognitive performance
Jasmine oil can be used to ease mild depression, boost concentration, treat spasms and treat insomnia as well as many other ailments.
This is why you should always keep a jasmine plant in your bedroom.