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 defences kick into high gear. Anxiety is an emotion characterised by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behaviour. This study report by Dr Harish S at ICBio Clinical Research Pvt. Ltd analyses the efficacy and safety of the herbal medicine SanAshwa in the management of stress and anxiety in healthy adult volunteers.