Lavender for anxiety treatment? It actually works

Thursday 28th Jan 2021 |


More than 15 clinical trials show that a daily capsule of uniquely prepared, pharmaceutical quality lavender oil can relieve the symptoms of anxiety, with benefits evident in just TWO WEEKS[i]. The capsules were found to be AS EFFECTIVE as commonly used anti-anxiety medication[ii],[iii].

Lavender for anxiety treatment? – Published studies suggest the uniquely prepared, pharmaceutical quality lavender oil – which can be taken in a one-a-day capsule – can significantly reduce both physical and psychological symptoms of anxiety. In one study, 70% of those taking the specially prepared lavender oil capsules were rated as ‘much’ or ‘very much’ improved when reassessed by researchers at the end of treatmentiii.

Lavender for anxiety treatment? – Uniquely prepared lavender oil is available, only in Kalms Lavender One-A-Day Capsules.

Commenting on the prevalence and symptoms of anxiety, Anxiety UK CEO Nicky Lidbetter says;

‘’Anxiety is one of the most prevalent mental health conditions in the UK – one in five people report feeling anxious a lot or all of the time; and more than 45 million working days have been lost due to anxiety (combined with depression and stress) in the past three years. Psychological symptoms of anxiety include worry, spinning thoughts and insomnia due to a racing mind. Anxiety can also affect the body – causing issues such as a racing heartbeat, nausea, headaches and muscle tension. These symptoms can feel very distressing.’’

These feelings occur due to an ‘imbalance’ in the way the body processes environmental and sensory stimuli. A disproportionate ‘excitatory’ response, and excessive release of neurotransmitters between nerve cells in the brain, leads to overstimulation of the nervous system and feelings of anxiety.

Lavender for anxiety treatment?

Research suggests that uniquely prepared, pharmaceutical quality lavender oil can reduce excessive neurotransmitter activity, thus reducing overstimulation and hyperactivity of the nervous response, and improving symptoms of anxiety.

The results are comparable to the effects seen from commonly used anti-anxiety medications, including the benzodiazepine lorazepam and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) paroxetine prescribed in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)ii,iii.

Positron Emission Topography (PET) scans of participants’ brains also suggest that compared to placebo the unique lavender oil significantly reduces the binding potential of the neurotransmitter Serotonin 1A (5T1A) in the regions of the brain that are involved in the regulation of anxiety[iv].

Professor of Psychiatry Dr Siegfried Kasper, who was involved in a number of the clinical trials comments;

‘’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, without problems such as sedation, addiction or interaction with other medications. Benefits are also evident after just two weeks’’.

Lavender for anxiety treatment? – The anxiety-relieving effects of uniquely prepared, pharmaceutical quality lavender oil are available, only in Kalms Lavender One-A-Day Capsules.

Kalms Lavender One-A-Day Capsules is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary relief of the symptoms of mild anxiety such as stress and nervousness, exclusively based on long standing use as a traditional herbal remedy. Always read the label.

Kalms Lavender One-A-Day capsules are available in Boots, ASDA and online at Amazon. RRP £7.16

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