How To Use Lavender Oil For Anxiety Instead Of Taking Dangerous Anxiety Drugs

Today, at these modern times everyone is stressed bout work, about the future, family, health and many other things. It is just what life has become like.

This is the main reason people feel anxious constantly and do not have a normal calm life. People, who suffer from severe anxiety, worry about a lot of things. Even though they worry about rational and justified reasons, it still hampers their normal everyday life and the activities and skills they have.

The anxiety disorder is the most common mental illness worldwide, and especially in the USA. 6.8 million people suffer from anxiety disorder only in America.

Women are more vulnerable and have more chance of suffering from anxiety disorder comparing to men. This disorder normally appears in adolescence and the symptoms get more serious with time.

A Neurochemical imbalance in the body like a lack of serotonin or dopamine can be the reason for anxiety or depression.

The most common symptoms of anxiety in women are:

  • Worrying about simple, everyday tasks
  • Fatigue
  • Stomach pains and nausea
  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Sweating
  • Depression symptoms
  • Unrealistic perception of problems
  • Muscle tension, aches and body pains
  • Tension
  • Restlessness and being “on edge” or easily startled
  • lightheadedness or short of breath
  • Frequent headaches
  • Trembling or twitching
  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Inability to relax
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Frequent urges to go to the bathroom

Most often anxiety is treated with benzodiazepines like Xanax, Ativan and Valium.

But you need to be careful with these drugs, because they can cause addiction. When people get addicted to these drugs, they develop extra psychological and physical distress, and when they try to quit taking the medication withdrawal symptoms appear.

Some people treat chronic anxiety and panic attacks with antidepressants like Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, Lexapro, and Effexor. But they are not very efficient and cause svere adverse effects.

A lot of experts claim that lavender has shown as a very effective natural treatment for anxiety. The journal Phytomedicine published a study which showed that lavender oil was shown is as effective as the pharmaceutical drug lorazepam (Ativan).

As a natural ingredient, lavender oil does not cause addiction or drug abuse and it does not have any side effects.

Different studies have certified that lavender has several beneficial effects for anxiety such as:

  • Helps with nervousness, restlessness and insomnia,
  • Treats depression symptoms,
  • Helps with dementia related agitation,
  • It helps a lot with inflammatory and painful conditions like migraines and joint pain.

Preparation of Lavender to calm Nervousness and Anxiety symptoms

To make lavender tea, take 1-2 tablespoons of whole, dried flowers and put them in boiling water to soak for 10-15 minutes. After than strain the tea and it is ready to consume.

Lavender leaves and flowers are also very easy to be found in liquid form. You can use lavender oil for your bath. Just add 6 drops of lavender oil extract or ¼ to ½ cup of dried lavender flowers if you do not have lavender oil.

The Lavender oil is also safe for consumption by adults, but it is very difficult to find lavender oil capsules. Yet, Lavela WS 1265 can be bought on a retail basis at online stores.

If you decide to try treatment with lavender, you should definitely consult your doctor for the proper dosage. Lavender capsules are not for children.

Precautions:

If you are taking any other medical treatments like antidepressants, benzodiazepines or narcotics, using lavender capsules as well can cause drowsiness. So if you are taking any pharmaceutical medications ask your doctor about the use of lavender as well.

Sources and References:
universityhealthnews.com — Original Article Source
besthealthyguide.com
www.webmd.com
Featured image source: www.nzgirl.co.nz

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