A STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF SANASHWA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF STRESS AND ANXIETY IN HEALTHY ADULT VOLUNTEERS
*Dr. Harisha. S and Deva Jain
Background: Stress is your body's way of responding to any kind of demand or threat. When you sense danger—whether it's real or imagined—the body's defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction, or the stress response. Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints, and rumination. Anxiety is a feeling of uneasiness and worry, usually generalized and unfocused as an overreaction to a situation that is only subjectively seen as menacing. It is often accompanied by muscular tension, restlessness, fatigue and problems in concentration. Objectives: Efficacy and safety of the SanAshwa in the management of stress and anxiety in healthy adult volunteers. Methods: Seventy individuals who were facing routine work stresses along with anxiety are enrolled in the study. Stress & Anxiety symptoms were measured with the General Anxiety Disorder -7 (GAD-7), Stress sub-scale of Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale-21 (DASS-21), 7-item sub-scale measuring symptoms of stress, Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9). Results: SanAshwa was found to be effective in lowering the Cortisol Levels, Stress scores, Anxiety scores and Depression scores. Conclusion: SanAshwa was found efficacious for improvement & management of stress & anxiety in healthy adult subjects who were facing routine work stresses along with anxiety.
Keywords: Stress is your body's SanAshwa along with anxiety.
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