Believe it or not, having plants in your house can actually make your environment more healthy and improve your physical health. Obviously, plants improve the air quality in the room and increase oxygen levels, but there are also some plants that will improve your mood, while reducing the symptoms for mental health issues like depression and anxiety.
It is well known by experts that stress can be exacerbated by low oxygen levels, or high levels of toxins in the air.
Studies have shown that one of the best house plants for clearing the air is the jasmine plant and it is said that the essential oils of the plant work even better.
Scientists used these aromas to calm down mice in the lab, and saw incredible results. Not only did the mice become more well behaved and relaxed, but brain scans also showed that stress relieving endorphins were being released as well.
Jasmine has been shown to be more effective than sleeping pills, anti-anxiety medications, and sedatives.
Professor Hatt, of the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, said that there is something called GABA nerve cells, and they are the key to understanding how this works.
“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,” Prof Hatt told the Telegraph. – Agency.