HealthWatch: Lavender Helps Battle Anxiety

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.

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