Herbal Cures for anxiety: LAVENDER

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There have been a number of studies which suggest that lavender is affective at easing stress and anxiety, calming nervousness and helping to induce sleep. Not only does lavender smell divine, its scent alone can reduce tension.

What you need to know before taking lavender:

• The use of lavender can be harmful for young boys and girls as it could affect their hormones. Consult a GP before using lavender on pre-pubescent children.

• You should consult your GP before using lavender if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

• You should consult your GP before using lavender if you have recently had surgery as it can slow the nervous system and be unhelpful towards recovery.