The sweet, fresh and spicy fragrance of the essential oil from chamomile comes from the composite family (Asteraceae). Chamomile has also been widely used in the past for medicinal purposes.
Effects on the brain
Several studies show that the scent of chamomile can help reduce stress, anxiety and depression. For instance, research has been done on elderly people living in community homes. This research shows significant improvements in stress, anxiety and depression after inhaling the scent of chamomile for a month. In addition, the scent of chamomile can have many positive effects on the respiratory system. Research shows that the scent of chamomile has a positive effect during strep throat. According to this study, patients who were administered the scent of chamomile were symptom-free 3 days earlier than those who were not.
Chamomile, stress protective, reduced anxiety, reduced depression, reduced laryngitis
The effects of fragrances on the body and brain should not be taken as medical advice. Fragrance is personal to everyone and can potentially have different effects for everyone.