We live in a very stressful world. We constantly worry about our future, work, health and family. That is the main reason why a lot of us feel anxiety. In the case of severe anxiety, people often worry about too many things without a rational reason, and it severely impedes their normal skills and activities in life.
In America the anxiety disorder is the most common mental illness and women are more prone to this disorder than men.
The most common symptoms of anxiety among women are:
- Body pains
- Unrealistic perception of problems
- Worrying about everyday tasks
- Inability to relax
- Difficulty concentrating
- Short of breath
- Frequent headaches
- Trembling or twitching
The anxiety is usually treated with benzodiazepines such as Xanax, Valium and Ativan, but these medications cause addictions.
In some cases we can also use antidepressants like Lexapro, Paxil, Effexor, Prozac and Zoloft.
The latest studies have found that lavender is extremely effective herb it natural treatment of anxiety. It was shown that it is as effective as the pharmaceutical drug lorazepam.
Beneficial effects of lavender oil in the case of anxiety are:
- Treats depression
- Relieves nervousness, insomnia and restlessness
- Is helpful in painful and inflammatory conditions
- Relives migraines and joint pain
How to use Lavender Oil to Calm Anxiety symptoms:
If you want to prepare lavender tea add 1-2 tablespoons of dried flowers to a cup of boiling water and leave it for 10 minutes. After that strain it and consume it.
You can also find lavender leaves in a liquid form. In that case add 6 drops of lavender oil extract to your bath water.
Lavender oil can also be taken orally by adults, but you should firstly consult your doctor.
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Original Article Source: University Health News