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Essential Oils and Aromatherapy for Anxiety

Prescription anti-anxiety medications are limited by safety problems Prescription medications used to treat generalized anxiety include the benzodiazepines such as¬†diazepam and clonazepam, and SSRI antidepressants such as paroxetine and sertraline.¬† Chronic benzodiazepine use is associated with dependence, sedation and mental … Continue reading

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Passion flower extract may reduce the severity of generalized anxiety

Passion flower (Passiflora incarnata) contains an active ingredient called chrysin that has been demonstrated to bind to benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. In one small study, Passion flower extract 45 drops/day and oxazepam (a benzodiazepine) were equally effective in reducing … Continue reading

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