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.
Women are more prone than men. This disorder most commonly appears in adolescence and intensifies over time. Depression and anxiety may be caused by a neurochemical imbalance in body. That is like a lack of serotonin or dopamine.
Therefore, here are most common symptoms of anxiety in women:
- Muscle tension, aches and body pains
- Unrealistic perception of problems
- Worrying about simple, everyday tasks
- Difficulty concentrating
- Stomach pains and nausea
- Inability to relax
- Frequent urges to go to the bathroom
- Irritability and mood swings
- Depression symptoms
- Restlessness and being “on edge” or easily startled
- lightheadedness or short of breath
- Difficulty swallowing
- Frequent headaches
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- Trembling or twitching
Anxiety is treated with benzodiazepines – Xanax, Valium, Ativan. These medications are causing addictions, and they develop additional psychological and physical distress. Treatment of chronic anxiety, panic attacks also, involves antidepressants- Lexapro, Prozac, and Zoloft, Paxil, Effexor. They often fail to deliver results and thus cause severe adverse 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.
Many studies confirmed beneficial effects of lavender oil in cases of anxiety, which include:
- treating depression symptoms
- relieving restlessness and nervousness, and also insomnia
- Aids in case of dementia-related issue
- extremely helpful in case of painful and also inflammatory conditions, migraines and joint pain
Lavender Oil to Calm Nervousness and other Anxiety symptoms. How to use:
Add 1- 2 tablespoons of whole dried flowers in cup of boiling water and steep 10- 15 minutes. Strain or use a tea infuser before you consume it.
There are lavender leaves and flowers in a liquid form. Add 6 drops of lavender oil extract or 1/2 cup of dried lavender flowers in bath water.
Adults may take this oil orally. Lavela WS 1265 can be found on a retail basis at online stores.
Always consult doctor before start any new treatment, just in order to determine proper dosage. Above mentioned capsules should not be taken by children.
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.