Japanese neuroscientists recently conducted a study to find safe, yet effective, alternatives to the prescribed drugs typically used to treat anxiety disorders. Side effects of these drugs can be more debilitating than the disorder itself, which has led patients as well as doctors to seek alternative solutions. Researchers are now turning to traditional medicine and the well-documented benefits of lavender extract. Their initial tests on mice have shown that several compounds found in lavender, namely linalool, are highly effective in reducing stress. Results from this study confirm just how powerful lavender can be – for mice, humans and horses alike!
More details and an in-depth explanation of the study’s processes can be found here.