Autumn is a wonderful season, time of long evenings and hot beverages. It also has an added bonus for your health due to the wonderful autumn aromas. And it’s really good for your health to smell them!
Research shows your olfactory response is linked to the emotional center of your brain, meaning a simple sniff can cause you to experience those warm and fuzzy feelings. Here’s the list the best scents of the season that also have a few benefits for your wellbeing:
1. Cinnamon. Those who were given cinnamon improved in cognitive activities such as visual-motor response, working memory, and attention span according to a study from Wheeling Jesuit University.
2. Pumpkin is an olfactory aphrodisiac for men according to the study of The Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation.
3. Apples. The scent of this fruit can appease migraine, a Canadian research found.
4. Nutmeg has a few health benefits – it can induce muscle relaxation and stress relief, as well as help your memory.
More information about healthy benefits of your favourite scents here.