A cultural phenomenon is headed over the hill. Forty years ago this Saturday — Nov. Leo Sternbach. Sternbach still occasionally comes into the office that Roche keeps for him at its U. Valium might never have been discovered if not for the foresight of Roche executives.
Valium diazepam is a benzodiazepine used in the treatment of anxiety disorders and short-term anxiety relief. In conjunction with other medications, it may also be prescribed to control muscle spasms and spasticity caused by certain neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, paraplegia inability to move parts of the body , and athetosis abnormal muscle contractions. Valium is also used along with other medications to control seizures.
It said that the fragrance and its chemical substitute caused lab mice to stop all activity and lie quietly in a corner. The research paper showed that certain scented chemicals, including one from the Gardenia plant family, could enhance the activity of GABA a chemical that helps to regulate over-excitement in the brain in frog and rodent cells in the laboratory. Although some anti-anxiety medications are also known to interact with GABA receptors, it is far too soon to suggest that the effects of jasmine are similar to a recognised treatment for anxiety such as valium. People taking prescribed medication for anxiety should not change their treatment based on this study. The work was supported by, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, a German organisation that funds research.