Updated: Jul 15, 2019
Depression and anxiety have become very common problems and there are just too many people on allopathic medicine for those conditions. It makes sense because when you are having a bad day, all you really want is to feel happy again, so why not take medicine. Unfortunately, there are many cases where these medications end up not working in the long run. Therefore, there is a need to find alternative and effective ways to deal with depression and anxiety without causing side-effects.
St. John’s wort is available as a tea, a capsule or tablet or as a liquid extract. It is normally used for mild and moderate depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. Researchers have found, however, that it is not effective for severe forms of depression. It is also recommended for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and mood disorders.
Valerian is often taken for sleep disorders and for anxiety. Milk thistle is taken in the form of tea or capsule for depression.
B vitamins are necessary for the maintenance of the central nervous system, which can affect the mood.
Vitamin D supplements have been found by at least one study to reduce depression and seasonal affective disorder (symptoms are depression, feeling hopeless, fatigue, lack of interest in normal activities and social withdrawal) that affects people in the northern hemisphere during winter.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids are known for being effective for depression and other psychologial problems.
Many essential oils are good for uplifting the mood. They can be used in a bath, in a sachet under the pillow or added to the body lotion or even in a spray bottle.
Lavender reduces depression and anxiety and it relaxes body and mind.
Ylang-ylang is good for depression and anxiety.
Rose improves the mood and relieves mental fatigue.
Bergamot oil creates feelings of joy, freshness and energy by stimulating you and improving your circulation. It is a great anti-depressant.
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