Research shows that lavender oil is just as effective as Xanax, Valium, or Prozac for signs of anxiety in women.
Lavender Oil is an Effective Non-Drug Alternative
Lavender is an herb that has been proven effective by leading researchers as a natural remedy for treating signs of anxiety. In a study published in the journal Phytomedicine, lavender oil was shown to be just as effective as the pharmaceutical drug lorazepam (Ativan). Furthermore, lavender oil showed no sedative effects (a common side effect of lorazepam) and it had no potential for drug abuse or dependence. Other studies have confirmed the anti-anxiety properties of lavender as well as many other medicinal benefits:
Lavender helps with restlessness, nervousness and insomnia.[4,5]
Lavender helps with depression symptoms.[6,7]
Lavender can be used for painful and inflammatory conditions including migraines and joint pain.
Lavender can help people who suffer from agitation related to dementia.[9,10]
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