The smell of freshly cut grass can relieve stress, according to Australian scientists. They discovered that substances released from cut grass affect the amygdala and the hippocampus, brain regions responsible for different responses to stressful situations.
Those substances make people feel relaxed and happy. Researchers have integrated scentful chemicals from cut grass into an anti-stress room spray they called Serenascent. According to the study, it made lab mice more balanced and reduced the chronic stress related damage to the hippocampus.
The United Kingdom will have Serenascent available in stores soon, with $6 price tag for one spray bottle. By now there’s no information about the release of the new anti-stress remedy in the US.
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