Top 10 Herbal Remedies for Depression

What are the best herbal remedies for depression?

A lot of people have some episodes of depression throughout their lives. Not just sadness, low spirits, but a bad mood that lasts for days, weeks even.

Herbs for depression and anxiety

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If specialized psychological help is expensive, you can always use autosuggestion (your own will) and herbs for depression and anxiety to get out of this state.

Top 10 Herbal Remedies for Depression

1. St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

herbal remedies for depressionThis herb is known as a natural treatment for mild to moderate depression.

Make a tea and drink 3 cups per day or put 3 drops of tincture in a little water and drink 5 times a day.

You can mix St. John's Wort with Horsetails or Borage (Starflower) and use them in sitz bath.


Here are some more information on St. John's Wort uses and recipes.

2. Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)

Experimental results regarding the use of Lemon balm to treat disorders such as depression, anxieties of all sorts have been more than encouraging. Drink in the form of infusion.

It improves the melancholy and irritability states and helps a deep sleep.

3. Dog Rose (Rosa canina) is an excellent natural vitamine source. It regulates heart rate and reduce palpitations.

It is one of the best herbal remedies for depression caused by hyperemotivity and nervous tension.

4. Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) is one of the plants known to the whole body tonic effects.

Due to the active substances in its composition (vitamins A, C and E, tannins, flavonoids, bitter glycosides, phenolic acids and leonurine, a specific compound), the plant acts as an antidepressant and it soothes the heart and stomach.

5. Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is one of the most effective remedy in treating emotional disorders, and their associated physical disorders.

6. Lime (Tilia cordata) influences favorably neural states, producing a calm sleep.

7. Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna or Crataegus oxycantha) preparations exert a calming action on the nervous system having at the same time the property to slightly decrease blood pressure.

It is recommended in excessive emotivity, cardiac neurosis and states of excitability with arrhythmia.

Prepare an infusion from flowers and fruits. Pour a cup of boiling water over a spoon of flowers or fruit. Strain the tea after 15 minutes, sweeten it and drink during the day.

8. Field Poppy (Papaver rhoeas). Because of the alkaloid content in the petals, it has slightly sedative properties.

9. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is recommended in treating asthenia, physical and intellectual overwork, toning the body.

See recipe in natural treatments for depression.

Primrose

10. Primrose (Primula officinalis) tea removes neurotic disorders.

It is a remedy against insomnia and is also an excellent way strengthening the nerves and the toning of the heart. It soothes migraines and nervous headaches.

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