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Keeping A Jasmine Plant In Your Room Reduces Anxiety, Panic Attacks, And Depression, Says Study
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Keeping A Jasmine Plant In Your Room Reduces Anxiety, Panic Attacks, And Depression, Says Study

The research revealed that the fragrance from the plant helped soothe and promote rest and thus relieveing anxiety.

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A new study has revealed that the sweet smell of jasmine can be incredibly calming and help relieve anxiety and reduce depression. Having a jasmine plant in your room can offer great benefits include soothing your nerves and helping you get good rest. The study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry stated that it can "be seen as evidence of a scientific basis for aromatherapy." The study found that the fragrance of jasmine was as good as valium at helping calm the nerves of people but with no side effects whatsoever, reported The Telegraph. The effects of the flowers' fragrance were carried out on mice in a laboratory to monitor the effects. Flowers were kept in the cages of the mice and it saw them relax and sit quietly in a corner of the cage.

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It was found that when the mice breathed in the scent molecules they went from the lungs into the blood, before being transmitted to the brain. After carrying out brain scans, it was found that the fragrance had an effect on a chemical called GABA on nerve cells which helped soothe, relieve anxiety, and promote rest. The results of the study were published online. Professor Hanns Hatt, the author of the study, wants to build on the research and is hoping to change the chemical structure of the scent molecules, to exact stronger effects.

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