A new study has shown that lavender oil was as effective as Prozac, Xanax, and Valium in treating anxiety-related symptoms. Nowadays, financial, family, and health problems are very common in the life of an average American citizen. Unfortunately, very often, this anxiety may become more complicated and make even a simple daily task seem difficult. Known as anxiety disorder, this condition is characterized by a person who worries excessively about a lot of things, often without having to or with little reasons.
THE INCREASING ISSUE OF ANXIETY
Anxiety disorders have become a common health problem in the USA, i.e. around 6.8 million adults suffer from some kind of anxiety. The symptoms develop in adolescence and become worse during a stressful period in life. Although both men and women are prone to this particular psychological health problem, anxiety is more common among women.
THE MOST COMMON SIGNS OF ANXIETY IN WOMEN
- Worry and tension
- Problem focusing
- Tense muscles and body pains
- Pain in the stomach
- Inability to relax
- A constant urge to go to the bathroom
- Mood swings
HOW TO TREAT ANXIETY
The prescribed medications against anxiety are highly addictive. This addictiveness may lead to serious side effects in the patients. However, according to a recent study published in the journal Phytomedicine, lavender oil had the same effect in treating the symptoms as the over-the-counter drugs.
HOW TO USE LAVENDER OIL AGAINST ANXIETY
Lavela WS 1265 is a lavender oil capsule which can be found on the internet. However, first, you need to consult a health professional for diagnosis and the most suitable dosage for you.
The flowers and leaves of lavender, as well as lavender essential oil, can be added to your bathwater to relax and calm you down.
Add few drops of lavender essential oil to your warm bathwater and add half a cup of dried lavender flowers. Soak in the bathwater for half an hour.
You can also drink lavender tea made from 2 tbsp of dried lavender flowers.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
Lavender may increase drowsiness if it’s combined with Xanax, Valium, and Ativan.