Available without a prescription in France, Euphytose is an herbal treatment for anxiety and depression that contains six plant extracts: Hawthorn, Passionflower, Valerian, Ballota foetida, Cola nitida and Guarana (Paullinia cupana). The latter is available in France as an over-the-counter anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) agent.
Producing both sedative and stimulant effects, Euphytose combines traditional herbal remedies for anxiety with components that are thought to act on central benzodiazepine receptors. It had been studied in one short, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial involving 181 adults, with a statistically significant effect found for both reduction in symptoms and clinical response to Euphytose over placebo at the end of the trial. In terms of safety, it was well-tolerated in the study with no difference in the number of adverse effects compared with placebo – and no serious adverse effects.
At PatientsLikeMe, where more than 125,000 patients are sharing their experiences with all types of treatments, two patients report trying Euphytose. The reported purposes were “Anxious mood,” “Panic disorder” and “Insomnia.” Effectiveness was rated as either “Moderate” or “Slight,” while side effects included “Drowsiness” and “Problems concentrating.” Here’s what one patient with panic disorder wrote on his Euphytose treatment evaluation: Makes you a little drowsy, but helps in limiting the effects of expected stressful situations.”
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