Studies related to Anxiety and Lavender

Ambient Odors Of Orange And Lavender Reduce Anxiety And Improve Mood In A Dental Office

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length 24 hours
Number of Subjects 200
Gender Both Genders
Age Range 18-29, 30-44, 45-64, 65+
Notes for this study:
The aroma of lavender was more effective than orange, music, or nothing in reducing anxiety and improving mood state in the setting of a dental office lobby.

The Effects Of Lavender Scent On Dental Patient Anxiety Levels: A Cluster Randomised-controlled Trial

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length 24 hours
Number of Subjects 340
Gender Both Genders
Age Range 18-29, 30-44, 45-64, 65+
Notes for this study:
In a dental office setting, the aroma of lavender was associated with less acute anxiety although it did not appear to affect general and future predicted anxiety

Phase II Trial On The Effects Of Silexan In Patients With Neurasthenia, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Or Somatization Disorder

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 47
Gender Both Genders
Age Range 18-29, 30-44, 45-64
Notes for this study:
80mg of Silexan for 6 weeks in persons with anxiety related disorders (neurasthenia, PTSD, and somatization disorder) was associated with a reduction of anxiety and restlessness like symptoms (associated with neurasthenia) relative to baseline in more than half of the sample.

A Multi-center, Double-blind, Randomised Study Of The Lavender Oil Preparation Silexan In Comparison To Lorazepam For Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 77
Gender Both Genders
Age Range 18-29, 30-44, 45-64
Notes for this study:
80mg of lavender oil (Silexan) is able to reduce anxiety over 6 weeks as effectively as the active control lorazepam at 500mg without sedation; no placebo control.

Silexan, An Orally Administered Lavandula Oil Preparation, Is Effective In The Treatment Of 'subsyndromal' Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo Controlled Trial

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 221
Gender Both Genders
Age Range 18-29, 30-44, 45-64, 65+
Notes for this study:
10 weeks ingestion of 80mg Silexan (Lavender oil) is able to reduce anxiety and, vicariously through that, improve sleep in persons with minor anxiety