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Try these natural remedies to tackle OCD

Written by Editorial Team | Published : March 6, 2019 3:13 PM IST



Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of mental condition where you witness uncontrollable and unwanted thoughts that leads to repetitive behaviours. This anxiety disorder could affect your work, school, relationships and even affects your way of living a normal life. Some of the common examples of OCD are repetitive washing of hands or checking whether you have switched off all the appliances before leaving. OCD doesn’t have a specific medical test. However, your doctor may look for some signs and depending on them recommend you a behavioural therapy session or prescribe medication to improve your condition. Here, we share with you some natural remedies that you can try at your home to deal with this condition. Although, make sure that you consult your doctor before you try any of these remedies for OCD.



Borage oil: This oil contains gamma-linolenic acid, an anti-inflammatory which reduces your OCD symptoms and you feel less anxious.



Milk thistle: As per the findings of a study published in the journal Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 60 ml of this oil can provide similar benefits to that of 30mg of fluoxetine, a commonly prescribed medication for anxiety disorders.