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German researchers have discovered that the jasmine’s fragrance calms down mice as well as tranquilizers or sleeping pills, and lacks any side effects.   They examined hundreds of fragrances to determine their effect on GABA receptors in humans and mice and found jasmine increased the GABA effect by more than five times and acted as […]


Japanese researchers have confirmed what many aroma therapists have long advocated — the scent of plants like lemon, mango, lavender reduce stress.   The study, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, found certain fragrances alter gene activity and blood chemistry in ways that can reduce stress levels.   Akio Nakamura of the […]