Why Lavender Oil is MORE Effective Than Xanax, Valium and Prozac for Relieving Anxiety

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According to research findings, we are more stressed today than ever before, in spite of the technological advancements geared towards making our life easier.

Our every day life is characterized by family feuds, financial stress, health problems, relationship complication, etc.

Dealing with all these life issues can be quite overwhelming.

 

Women Are More Prone…

Researchers claim that women are two times more likely to experience depression compared to men. They’re also three times more likely to attempt suicide or suffer from anxiety.

Here are some come signs of anxiety in women:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Feeling of panic, fear, and uneasiness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cold or sweaty hands or feet
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Dry mouth
  • Inability  to be still and calm
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness or tingling in the limbs
  • Muscle Tension
  • Nausea

General Medications Used to Cure Anxiety

When the anxiety takes a toll on us, often we go for pharmaceutical drugs like Valium, Prozac, or Xanax.

While these medications may be effective, they’re also quite addictive.

In fact, about 36% of drug overdoses come from benzodiazepines. This addiction can even worsen the situation.

The Effective Non-Drug Alternative

Lavender oil is among the best natural and non-addictive remedies to treat anxiety.

Lavender has long been known for its soothing aroma and treatment for anxiety.

Studies are showing that lavender oil can be as effective as Lozarepam when it comes to treating anxiety.

Besides treating anxiety, lavender has also been found to posses the following medical benefits:

  • Stops Bloating
  • Fights Dandruff
  • Insomnia Relief
  • Calms Itchy Skin
  • Combat Acne
  • Pain Relief
  • Increases Urine Flow
  • Blood Circulation
  • Digestion

Using Lavender Oil to Relax

You can draw the benefits of lavender oil through oral administration or aromatherapy.

If you choose aromatherapy, just put 4-6 drops of the oil into ice-cold or very hot water, and then dip an absorbent fabric in the water. Afterwards, place the damp piece of cloth against your forehead, chest, or affected area.

Also, you can add about ½ cup of fresh or dried lavender flowers plus some spoonfuls of Epson salt into a warm bath.

If you want to take the lavender oil orally, lavender oil pill can be your ideal option. However, these pills can be hard to find. Alternatively, you can add 1-2 teaspoons of fresh or dried lavender leaves in boiling water to prepare lavender-based tea.

Steep it, and strain before drinking.

Caution

When taken with benzodiazepines (like Valium, Xanax, Aticvan) or particular antidepressants, the use of lavender either through aromatherapy or orally can cause drowsiness.

It’s advisable to consult your doctor before trying any of these.

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