Tag Archives: Anxiety

Both Lavender and Bitter Orange Reduce Anxiety in Postmenopausal Women

Postmenopausal women frequently report feelings of anxiety. Uncontrolled anxiety can harm physical health, reduce the quality of life, and increase the intensity of menopause symptoms. While several conventional drugs are available to treat anxiety, many women avoid using them because of side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, memory impairment, and difficulty concentrating. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia, Lamiaceae) flowers contain several compounds

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Effects of Geranium Aroma on Anxiety in Heart Attack Patients

As one of the most common forms of coronary artery disease, acute myocardial infarction (AMI), otherwise known as heart attack, is a leading cause of death with a life-threatening urgency that demands immediate treatment. AMI leads to disability, fatigue, depression, and sleep disorders. Nearly half (42%) of AMI patients experience anxiety. When hospitalized for an AMI, patients often experience severe

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Clinical Trial Finds Saffron Effective in the Treatment of Mild Depression and Anxiety in Youth

Saffron (Crocus sativus, Iridaceae) has been shown to be effective in treating mild to moderate depression and anxiety in adults. This is attributed to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and possibly monoaminergic properties. Despite the body of research on its use in adults, saffron has not been studied in the treatment of depression and anxiety in youth. The authors conducted a parallel,

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Hops Extract Improves Anxiety, Depression, and Stress Symptoms in Healthy Young Adults

The female inflorescence of hops (Humulus lupulus, Cannabaceae) is used traditionally to treat insomnia, excitability, and restlessness. The German Commission E approved the use of hops for sleep disturbances and mood disorders such as anxiety and restlessness; however, according to the authors, there is a lack of high-quality, placebo-controlled studies evaluating the efficacy of hops in reducing stress-related symptoms. Hence,

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Lavender: Health Benefits and Uses {Updated}

Lavender is an herb native to northern Africa and the mountainous regions of the Mediterranean. The herb is highly regarded for skin and beauty and is commonly used in fragrances and shampoos to help purify the skin. It can be purchased over-the-counter (OTC) from drugstores, and some versions are used to add flavor to baked goods and foods. There are

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Valerian Root for Insomnia and Anxiety

Valerian is a plant with mild sedative properties that is sold as a sleeping aid and to treat anxiety. But does it work? In the United States (U.S.), valerian dietary supplements are usually sold as sleeping aids. In Europe, people more often take them for restlessness and anxiety. There are actually over 250 valerian species, but Valeriana officinalis is the

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Lavender 101

Lavender’s sweet, floral and slightly herbaceous aroma is unmistakable. If you don’t already have this beautiful perennial shrub planted in your garden, chances are you still have the herb hidden in one of your products at home. From cosmetics, soap, and candles to herbal teas, essential oils and ice cream, lavender leaves its mark everywhere these days—not that its benefits

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‘Let’s Heal It’ ~ Anxiety, Nervousness.

Feelings of nervousness, edginess, agitation, and anxiety are experienced probably frequently – by people everywhere in this modern age. These feelings are a natural response to danger, either perceived or real. Besides physical danger, our nervous and hormonal systems are frequently alerted throughout the day and even the night by background noise, the incessant stimulation of computers, the e-mail barrage, adrenaline-pumping

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