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How to treat depression using herbs?
20. Oct, 2010
Depression is a common mental condition and almost every person goes through this condition in some stage of life. The most common symptoms of depression are feelings of helplessness, loneliness, sadness, lack of confidence, low mood etc. If these conditions are only for some small period of time, then it is not an issue. But if these feeling and symptoms are persistent and stays with you for long period of time, say for many weeks or months, then it should be treated properly.
The use of anti-depressant medicines is very effective way and it helps the patients to get rid of depression quickly. But there are many side effects associated with the use of drugs made for curing depression. That is why many people like to use the medicines that are made up of natural ingredients. Many herbs are used to make the medicines for depression that are quite effective with very less or no side effects.
Effective herbal remedies for Depression
St. John’s Wart Herbal Remedy
St. John’s Wort is a famous herbal remedy for depression. This medicine is made from a plant having the same name. According to researches a substance, called hypericin, is present in this plant which has the same effects as many effective anti-depressants have. It’s available in many forms like capsules, tablets, oils and liquid extracts which are all effective to cure depression. Due to very less or no side effects, this medicine is common in European countries.
Griffonia Simplicifolia Herbal Remedy
Another effective natural herbal anti-depressant medicine is made from the seed of a herb known as Griffonia Simplicifolia. It has a chemical called 5-HTP that has some very good anti-depressant properties. It is found useful in depression treatment, but more studies are needed to fully explore this herb. The medicine made from these seeds have some little side effects but these are far less than usual anti-depressants. This drug is usually available in the form of capsules. No other dosage forms are available at present.
Ginkgo Biloba Herbal Remedy
Another herb known as Ginkgo Biloba have natural anti-depressant properties and this herb is especially helpful to relieve depression in elder persons. This remedy has a direct boosting effect on the circulation system to increase the blood supply to brain and other vital organs of the body. This results in the production and promotion of the feelings of happiness and relaxation that reduces depression
Passion Flower Herbal Remedy
A herbal remedy for depression is made from the Passion Flower. This remedy enhances the mood and gives soothing effects. This herb reduces muscle tension, depression, restlessness and anxiety. It is not addictive and doesn’t create morning grogginess.
Using this herbal remedies will definitely help to come out of depression.
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