Jasmine, the Calming Smell of Spring

April 14, 2018

Jasmine, the Calming Smell of Spring

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Not much has been happening in the Glover Gardens blog, because so much is happening at Glover Gardens. Spring keeps us busy! Not one to shuck a heavy load, Spring is busy, herself. Look at what she’s done with the jasmine. Our whole yard smells heavenly.

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You can almost smell it in the picture!
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Our gate is covered with flowers from a couple of enthusiastic jasmine bushes far to its right

I did a little research on the smell of jasmine and it turns out that Glover Gardens is an aromatherapy district! The Telegraph, a venerable UK publication, said in a 2010 article,

The sweet smell of jasmine is as good as valium at calming the nerves with none of the side effects, according to new research.

Thank you, Spring!

 

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5 thoughts on “Jasmine, the Calming Smell of Spring”

  • I don’t know about as “good as valium.” But, Jasmine is a great anti inflammatory. It must be a heavy year. When we returned home, our yard is full of it. Next up, a cousin to Jasmine, Sweet Olive. My favorite NOLA smell.

      • Not yet. Not blooming for another month or two. It smells so good. We bring it home and crush a few blooms and leave them in a a little oil. The house either smells good or reeks of it if there is too much.

    • Thank you so much – I am awestruck every time I pull into the driveway during this marvelous period in spring. I roll down the car windows and drive at about 1 mph, and any work-related stress just goes poof!

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