Instead of a sleeping pill or a mood enhancer, a nose full of jasmine from Gardenia jasminoides could also help.
In collaboration with Dr. Olga Sergeeva and Prof. Helmut Hass from the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, researchers from Bochum led by Prof. Hanns Hatt have discovered that the two fragrances Vertacetal-coeur (VC) and the chemical variation (PI24513) have the same molecular mechanism of action and are as strong as the commonly prescribed barbiturates or propofol. They soothe, relieve anxiety and promote sleep.
— Read the rest at Intoxicating Fragrance: Jasmine as Valium Substitute at Science Daily. Many thanks to Ruth for the link!