I have PTSD and for anyone who has dealt with PTSD or GAD you know how awful and debilitating anxiety can be. I have used a combination of Valerian Root and Vitamin B-100 Complex supplements to battle my anxiety with great success but I do still have days that tend to overwhelm me. I’m not a drinker so drinking a nice glass of wine or having a beer isn’t in my cards. If you are on any type of anti-anxiety medication or anti-depressant I suggest you think twice before drinking, as it can interact badly with your medications. “But your article says there’s a drink that battles anxiety!” and there is, but it doesn’t contain alcohol. Sorry.
This drink contains lavender essential oil, which is one of the more powerful essential oils. As with any other item that I have suggested adding to your diet in the past, I will make the same suggestion here.. MAKE SURE THE ESSENTIAL OILS YOU ARE USING ARE ORGANIC.
Lavender oil is a great essential oil due to its range of health benefits. It is an anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, analgesic, and detoxifier. Most importantly, at least for this article, it has sedative properties.
Organic Lavender Lemonade
• 1 cup organic raw dark honey (dark honey is better than any other honey as it has more flavor and is packed full of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants)
• 12 cups purified water
• 1 drop of organic lavender essential oil
• 6 organic lemons, peeled and juiced