Life is more stressful than ever before and modern society has made so. We alll feel bit comprehensive at sometimes, because we constantly worry about future, health, family, work and so on. Due to it people often feel anxious and fail in lead a normal life. In severe anxiety, people worry about too many things, and without rational reason. That severely impacts normal skills and activities in life.
Especially in America, but also all around the world, anxiety disorder is most common mental illness that about 6.8 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorder.
The symptoms usually start during adolescence and worsen during a stressful period in life. It is worth mentioning that women are more prone to this mental illness.
SIGNS OF ANXIETY IN WOMEN
– Trembling or twitching
– Difficulty swallowing
– Stomach pains and nausea
– Feeling the need to go to the bathroom frequently
– Constant feelings of worry and tension
– Worrying about simple, everyday tasks
– Inability to relax
– Unrealistic view of problems
– Difficulty concentrating
– Restlessness and being “on edge” or easily startled
– Feeling tired all the time
– Irritability and mood swings
– Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
– Frequent headaches
– Depression symptoms
– Muscle tension, aches and body pains
The conventional treatment for anxiety includes Xanax, Valium, and Ativan. However, the problem with these medications is that they come with serious side effects, like addiction. Often times, patients develop psychological and physical distress, withdrawal symptoms, etc. Sometimes, the treatment of chronic anxiety or panic attacks is treated with antidepressants like Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, which aren’t always beneficial.
In fact, they’re known to cause severe adverse affects. However, numerous researchers in the field of treating depression and anxiety claim that lavender is a very effective herb in treating these conditions. According to a study published in the journal Phytomedicine, lavender oil was as effective as the pharmaceutical drug lorazepam. Moreover, lavender oil has no side effects.
Numerous leading researchers suggested lavender an extremely effective herb very useful treatment of anxiety. Phytomedicine ( a journal) have published a study which finds lavender oil shown as effective as pharmaceutical drug lorazepam (Ativan).
This oil had no potential for dependence also nor drug abuse and no sedative effects.
How to Take Lavender Oil to Calm Nervousness and Other Signs of Anxiety
Lavender oil can be taken by adults, but finding capsules at a health store can be difficult. The lavender oil capsule is called Lavela WS 1265 and can be found at online stores. Make sure you consult a health professional to find the dosage which will fit your needs.
Lavender leaves, lavender flowers, and lavender essential oil are more available and can be added to bath water.
– Add six drops of lavender oil extract to bath water
– Add ¼ to ½ cup of dried lavender flowers to bath, or
– Prepare lavender tea using 1-2 tablespoons of whole, dried flowers for each cup of boiling water
Precautions for use
If combined with pharmaceutical medications( antidepressants, benzodiazepines (Xanax, Ativan, Valium)), or narcotics as codeine is, oral use of lavender and also in case of aromatherapy may lead to drowsiness.
However, it is best to consult doctor before use.