Study Reveals Keeping A Jasmine Plant In Your Room Helps Reduce Stress, Anxiety And Depression

Study Reveals Keeping A Jasmine Plant In Your Room Helps Reduce Stress, Anxiety And Depression

Researchers find a direct link between stress and levels of oxygen. Cleaner air from jasmine plants helps reduce stress and anxiety.

Having plants in your room or your house/office is always a good idea. It doesn't just make the area look better but it also makes people feel good, feel a lot better both physically and mentally. Plants are known to increase the levels of oxygen in the room. The make the entire room feel fresh and lighten up people's mood. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to keeping plants in their rooms. However, there are certain plants people need to have at home, simply because they are more beneficial than others. Some plants help improve your mood and by reducing the stress they help in fighting anxiety, depression, and even panic attacks. Researchers have found that there is a direct link between stress and oxygen levels and showed that high levels of toxins in the air lead to anxiety and stress. Keeping Jasmine plant in your room can drastically help in improving your mood.

Depression and anxiety have become common disorders and there are multiple ways to deal with them. Most people opt to go for therapy sessions and are prescribed medication to help cope with the disorders. Well, scientists recently found that there are more ways of dealing with the disorders than just expensive therapy sessions and medication. They conducted studies on mice and discovered that the aroma of jasmine plants and essential oils helped calm them down significantly.


When the mice were exposed to the scent of jasmine, they stopped all their activity and sat down quietly in a corner. Scientists later took scans of their brains to see what effect the scent had on the mice.  According to the scans, the jasmine fragrance helps in boosting the effects of a chemical called GABA on nerve cells, and thus relieves anxiety and encourages rest. 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”.

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Professor 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.” According to the researchers, the fragrance of jasmine is seen to be a lot more effective than sleeping pills,  anti-anxiety medications, and sedatives. The fragrance increases the effects of GABA by more than five-fold.


Furthermore, Kaliana.com reports “Research at Wheeling Jesuit University by Dr. Bryan Raudenbush, assistant professor of psychology, shows dispensing jasmine odor into a room where participants were sleeping “led to greater sleep efficiency and reduced sleep movement.” The research showed a greater quality of sleep even though there wasn’t more quantity of sleep. Participants who breathed jasmine in the air “rated their level of anxiety and vigor lower, and performed cognitive tests more rapidly.” In addition, “level of alertness in the jasmine odor condition was greater during the afternoon hours, thus helping maintain students’ focus on academic work throughout the day.”

The jasmine fragrance is a very effective and natural way of improving the quality of sleep an individual gets. It also helps regulate hormones, boost happiness and as we now know it helps treat anxiety and other mental disorders, as well as treat fatigue. It can be used to improve concentration, soothe spasms, and ease mild depression. The fragrance apparently also helps increase libido so it's best kept in the bedroom, isn't it? All the benefits that have been listed also help in increasing an individual's productivity. 

We all have allergies to something or the other. So what if you're allergic to jasmine? Well, there are other plants that help in the same way and are almost as effective as jasmine plants are. For example, aloe vera. The plant is almost impossible to kill, but why try any harder. Anyhow, other than all the herbal remedies it is known for, like the various physical ailments, it is also very helpful in cleaning the air and providing high levels of oxygen. It is one of the best plants when it comes to naturally treating anxiety. 

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Another plant that is very helpful in reducing stress levels is lavender. The lavender fragrance does not just help in lowering the level of stress and blood pressure but also in reducing heart rate. It is also the scent that is commonly found in essential oils that are used to reduce anxiety. The flower serves the same purpose that the essential oils do, however, they add beauty to the room and increase the levels of oxygen. It's always good to breathe fresh and clean air, isn't it?

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Disclaimer : This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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