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Herbs that Help with Depression
Sadness, anger, fear, & worry, effect our mental health & well-being. Herbal teas & powders can Help, & are Holistic approach to Depression & Anxiety.
The normal variant of depression that most individuals will experience at some stage in their lives are sadness, anger, fear, jealousy, and worry, depression is a normal human emotion that plays an important role in mental health and well-being. Just as with any emotion, to hide it or to deny it is to risk encouraging it only to become bigger and harder to deal with later in time.
St. John’s Wort is a plant native to temperate and subtropical regions of the world, has long been used in many cultures to treat depression. Numerous research studies have found that St. John’s Wort is at least as effective as standard antidepressant drugs at treating mild to moderate depressive disorders, but with few potentially harmful side effects. It is a mild sedative and reduces pain, anxiety and tension, as well as inflammation.
St. John’s Wort has also been shown to help naturally alleviate sleep disorders, promote relaxation, and boost energy levels in such a way that avoids the “spikes” and “plunges” typically associated with consumption of caffeine & other stimulants. St. John’s Wort is considered to be a safe, inexpensive herbal remedy that can help promote improved overall mental health.
Camu Camu is a tropical rainforest plant whose berries have the highest known levels of natural vitamin C in the world. The plant’s fruit, which is naturally tangy and sweet, contains a host of nutrients, including vitamin C, that fight the negative effects of the herpes virus, promote immune health, alleviate inflammation, and fight bacteria and viruses. Camu Camu also has adaptogenic properties that normalise bodily processes during stress, and help relieve symptoms of depression.
Camu Camu is noted as the second most potent known plant for containing natural antidepressant compounds — and best of all, eating camu camu has absolutely no know negative side effects.
An Indian plant that has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine, contains powerful adaptogenic compounds that are known to relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression. The plant is also known to help fight degenerative brain conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, as well as inhibit the growth & spread of bad cells & works as well as, or better than, antidepressant drugs at relieving anxiety and treating depression symptoms. Ashwagandha naturally prevents stress-induced free radical damage without causing harmful side effects.
Maca is also known as “Peruvian ginseng,” is a root vegetable that is packed with amino acids, phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Like the other herbs mentioned, it has long been used in traditional medicine to increase energy and stamina, enhance libido, and boost the immune, adrenal, and endocrine systems. Maca helps reduce anxiety and depression symptoms in women with menopause and also Maca clearly exhibits general antidepressant activity in all people when consumed.
Lemon Balm is good for the stomach and digestive system during times of anxiety and stress. It has a calming effect on the entire system, and relieves nervous tension, anxiety and mood swings associated with depression. There are no known side effects. Average dosage for adults is up to 500 mg, up to three times per day.
Valerian is calming and induces sleep, and so is helpful in cases where depression is coupled with sleeplessness and anxiety. Overuse of valerian, However it has been reported to actually bring on a depressed state in some patients. It does not treat depression directly but only some of the symptoms associated with depression. For this reason, using valerian for depression is usually part of a combination of herbs, such as St. John’s wort or lemon balm, rather than a single remedy.
Eat more foods high in omega-3 fatty acids. Mainstream medicine typically overlooks or ignores the role that food and nutrition play in mental health. But many conventional doctors are beginning to wake up to the fact that omega-3 fatty acids, for instance, which are found in fatty fish, hemp oil, chia seeds, play a significant role in modulating brain chemistry. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), two of the primary omega-3s in fish oil, just so happen to be major structural components of the brain.
and our wonderful Calm Time Tea
which includes herbs like Peppermint, Lavender, Chamomile, Rose Petals among others which are great for making teas that are calming and soothing to drink on days when you need a little extra support.
Many forms of depression are situationally induced.
Bad relationships, abusive home environments, and unfulfilling jobs are just some of the situations that can precipitate depression. In such instances, antidepressants are merely palliative at best and can often contribute to enabling the dysfunctional circumstances to continue. Social services, individual and family counseling, proper nutrition and exercise, and yoga and meditation, are just a few options that will better serve individuals struggling under such difficult conditions. As these individuals become empowered, they can then make the changes necessary to extricate themselves from their painful situations, thus diminishing the likelihood of depression.
There are whole host of additional conditions that may be classified as depression but are more accurately considered categories of their own. Poor self-esteem is a very real problem that may resemble depression. Some cases of depression may be constitutional in the sense that it can be very difficult for a mild mannered person by temperament to express anger or to stand up for him or herself – and this can lead to depression. Teenagers who have undergone growth spurts often experience strong fatigue, which may be mistakenly labeled as depression. Likewise, it is not unusual for a person who has never fully recovered from a bout of mononucleosis to be lumped into the depression category.
Many individuals suffer from fatigue, apathy, indifference, or lack of energy for a variety of complex reasons. By default they tend to be labeled as depressed and given antidepressants because the medical system lacks imagination when it comes to understanding these problems.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.