Lavender for Anxiety…It’s A Thing

Did You Know…

Silexan is an oral form of lavender that works on Serotonin in the brain. A head-to-head trial with Paxil and a placebo found it to be more effective than Paxil (antidepressant) in its anxiolytic properties. It is a non-drowsy formulation with no side effects associated with it other than a “lavender burp.” It’s a potential alternative that can be used for clients seeking a non-pharmacological route to treating anxiety.

So now lavender has a therapeutic place outside the spa room and it turns out that place is in your digestive system.

While this is an exciting development in the area on non-pharmacological alternatives to treating anxiety, we always recommend you consult with your doctor before making any changes to your medication or health regime. This fact is educational in nature and does not constitute medical advice, so you would want to talk about any potential changes with your personal care team to ensure it’s the best path for you.

We hope this information proves interesting and helpful. Stay tuned for more fun facts next month!