You already know that plants are excellent for increasing the oxygen flow in your home as well as for improving the quality of the air. But did you know that there are plants which can have a relaxing and soothing effect on your mind? Prevent anxiety and panic attacks and treat depression? Studies have confirmed that there’s a connection between stress and indoor toxins. High levels of indoor toxins can cause stress and anxiety, while lower levels promote relaxation. This means that if you keep the air in your home toxin-free you will ease the stress and tension and improve your mood.
Jasmin Plant Prevents Anxiety, Depression and Panic Attacks
According to studies jasmine essential oil and jasmine plant aroma have a calming effect on mice when the researchers fill their cages with it. The mere scent of jasmine encouraged the mice to sit quietly and stop every activity.
Scientists conducted brain scans to see what effect the scent of jasmine had on the chemical GABA. They discovered it stimulated rest and eliminated anxiety.
According to Professor Hanns Hatt, the study results which were published in the Biological Chemistry Journal provide a scientific basis for aromatherapy. As a matter of fact, researchers were able to conclude that jasmine scent increases the GABA effect by 5 in comparison with other scents. They also proved that this fragrance has a better effect on our mental health than anti-anxiety medications and sleeping pills.
The Benefits of Jasmin Essential Oil for Depression and Anxiety
Jasmine essential oil is also very beneficial in the treatment of sleep disorders, hormonal imbalances, anxiety, fatigue and mood swings.
Here are some of its most important benefits:
- Helps with tension and anxiety
- Improves sleep quality
- Promotes hormonal balance, helps with PMS symptoms, hot flashes and mood swings
- Boosts your libido
- It makes you feel happier
- It improves cognitive performance
You can use jasmine oil to treat symptoms of mild depression, increase your concentration, treat spasms and insomnia.
Organic Spirulina and its Benefits in Treating Depression and Anxiety
You can add organic spirulina to your diet if you suffer from vitamin B deficiencies. Spirulina abounds in the full spectrum B vitamins and can easily substitute any of the separate vitamins. Just one tablespoon of organic spirulina (5-10 grams) can promote your optimal dietary health.