It's almost that time of the year! Can you smell it yet?? Fall scents fill the air and we all instantly want to cozy up in our favorite spot. While transitioning from summer to fall, check out some of these amazing facts about some of the most common scents that provide a measure of health benefits.
Cinnamon is very common for the fall season but it's been called one of the healthiest spices on the planet. It was even mentioned in an ancient Chinese botanical medicine book dated back to 2700 B.C. It has been known to help boost brain function. Also it can lower blood sugar levels and help reduce heart disease risk factors.
Pumpkins are definitely the mascot for fall but they are known to be an olfactory aphrodisiac for men. When mixed with lavender, one study found that 40% of men responded positively. Also it's known for having high amounts of fiber, vitamin C and potassium which helps with the risk of high blood pressure.
Apples are also a main ingredient for fall recipes but they are known to help relieve migraine issues. They are extremely rich in very important antioxidants, flavonoids and dietary fibers. The antioxidants and phytonutrients help reduce the risk of developing cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
Last but not least, Nutmeg is another earthy scent that has positive benefits. Nutmeg actually has a long list of health benefits. When used in incense, nutmeg is a go-to scent for sleep, as it can induce muscle relaxation and relieve stress. The spice may also help your memory. Studies show that myristicin, a property found in nutmeg, can restrict the enzyme that contributes to Alzheimer’s disease.