We all have those days when the stress of life just becomes too much and our minds refuse to relax. This leads to a horrible day and even worse night in which we can't sleep and just toss around, worrying. But there is a way to help your body and mind unwind, and it's a natural approach.
For centuries, people have turned to nature to help treat ailments and improve health. This kind of healing method has existed for many years before modern medicine came to be. Even today, most medicines manufactured can be traced back to natural remedies.
Jasmine is one plant that has been utilized for its calming effects on people and having such a plant around can actually help fight depression.
This plant is often found growing in gardens and not only looks beautiful but smells pleasing as well. Jasmine also helps to fight insomnia and goes a long way towards helping with mental issues such as anxiety.
Growing this plant indoors is also not as difficult and can be achieved by people who don't necessarily have 'green fingers'. And it's not just an old wives' tale that Jasmine does the body good.
According to the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Jasmine plants can help with stress by inhaling its aroma. It can even help with panic attacks in this way.
Research by Hanns Hatt of the Ruhr University in Bochum in Germany indicates that the Jasmine plant's aroma has a scientific basis for aromatherapy.
Hanns also found that Jasmine essential oils that were tested on mice had a calming and soothing effect.
Research on humans also showed a similar calming effect. This could be linked to the chemical in Jasmine known as GABA - it has effects on moods. When this chemical is released, it calms nerve cells in the human body.
Several Good Effects
Here are some of the effects that the study by Hanns found Jasmine to have:
Reduces tension and anxiety
Improves sleep quality
Treats hot flashes
Boosts cognitive performance
Stronger Than Medicine
Another finding by a study that compared the effects of Jasmine to anxiety medicine was that the natural plant is 5 times more powerful.
Just by using a few drops of Jasmine essential oil, a person can sleep better, concentrate more, and handle depression and anxiety much better.
By adding Jasmine aromas to a room, people sleep better with fewer movements and better quality sleep.
With all this considered, perhaps it would be a good idea to get some Jasmine plants and essential oil. Added to your bedroom and study, you could have a more productive work life and better sleep.