Lavender Oil for Anxiety Treatment

A great article published recently in the Mental Health Clinician gives a comprehensive analysis and comparison of five double-blinded and randomized controlled trials that examined efficacy of lavender essential oil in the treatment of anxiety disorders, including subsyndromal anxiety disorder, restlessness and agitation with disturbed sleep, and mixed anxiety and depressive disorder. 

All trials showed a significant short-term efficacy of the standardized lavender oil extract in the treatment of these disorders and the extract appeared to have a calming effect without producing sedation, which is a great advantage compared with some pharmaceuticals such as benzodiazepines or pregabalin.

Although long-term safety studies are lacking, the evidence so far suggests the favorable safety and efficacy profile of  standardized lavender oil extract, and the authors conclude that this is a reasonable alternative to consider in patients with anxiety disorders.

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