Lavender oil in a capsule is comparable to a prescription strength anti-anxiety medication according to a recent double-blind study.
The facts prove that more often than not, prescriptions drugs can do you more harm than good and there is usually a more natural solution available without the side effects.
Generalized anxiety accompanied by nervousness and other symptoms (Generalized Anxiety Disorder or GAD) is a frequent condition in our stressed-out world. Doctors prescribe benzodiazepines (anti-anxiety drugs) to alleviate anxiety. Unfortunately, these drugs induce sedation and have a high potential for drug abuse.
Lavender vs. Lorazepam
A controlled clinical study was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of Silexan (a new oral lavender oil capsule preparation) versus a benzodiazepine (anti-anxiety drug).
In this study, the effectiveness of a 6-week-program of Silexan compared to Lorazepam (a type of benzodiazepine) was investigated in adults with GAD.
The results demonstrated that Silexan (lavender oil) is as effective as Lorazepam in adults with GAD.
The safety of Silexan was also demonstrated. Since lavender oil showed no sedative effects in the study and has no potential for drug abuse, Silexan appears to be an effective and well tolerated alternative to benzodiazepines for relief of generalized anxiety.
How to Use Lavender Oil
Lavender oil can be applied topically to the skin, diffused aromatically and even taken internally as was done in this study. If you don’t like the taste of it, you can put it in a capsule.
Have you tried Lavender Oil?
Submitted by Joli Tripp @ www.simplechangeshealthyresults.com
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