For some the cause of their anxiety disorder is obvious – a trauma or life-changing event. While, for others there is no specific trigger.
But, when in the grips of an anxiety disorder, it is natural to look for help, treatment, something to ease your symptoms.
And, now there is a new option available, over-the-counter.
Taking a lavender capsule every day can relieve the symptoms of anxiety – and the benefits are clear in just two weeks, experts said.
More than 15 clinical trials have shown the uniquely prepared, pharmaceutical quality lavender oil can relieve the symptoms for those suffering a mild disorder.
Scientists found the capsules were ‘as effective’ as commonly prescribed anti-anxiety medications.
This is a very exciting development for anxiety as the research demonstrates the lavender oil capsules not only reduce both physical and psychological symptoms of anxiety but also have a beneficial effect on health-related quality of life
Professor of psychiatry, Dr Siegfried Kasper, Medical University of Vienna
“Benefits are also evident after just two weeks.”
One study found 70 per cent of those people taking the specially-prepared lavender oil were rated as “much” or “very much” improved, when they were reassessed at the end of treatment.
“Anxiety is one of the most prevalent mental health conditions in the UK,” chief executive of charity Anxiety UK, Nicky Lidbetter told The Sun Online.
“One in five people report feeling anxious a lot or all of the time.
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