HealthWatch: Lavender Helps Battle Anxiety

Posted on: 7:37 am, February 20, 2014, by , updated on: 07:41am, February 20, 2014

The scent of a flower in pill form may be a better option for people battling anxiety.

A study from the University of Vienna shows Silexan, a form of lavender, worked better than placebos or antidepressants. Researchers found lavender also had fewer side effects than paxil, a commonly prescribed drug for patients with anxiety and depression.