Herbs for Depression

Some people find that natural remedies work well in helping combat depressive symptoms, but more research is needed to fully understand the effect of herbal remedies in lifting symptoms of depression. Some people use herbal supplements and other complementary therapies alongside conventional medicine.

A doctor should always be consulted before taking any supplements if you are already taking prescription medications, as there can be interactions.

St John’s Wort originated in Ancient Greece has been used in western medicine for thousands of years. It is the most well known and researched natural treatment for depression and extensive research indicates that the plant can be effective in relieving symptoms of milder forms of depression.

The herbs listed below are also suggested for depression:

Cocoa Beans
Ginkgo biloba
Lemon Balm
Siberian Ginseng
St. John’s Wort

Do you have any suggestions or stories to share about herbs, spices and other natural substances that have worked for you? If so, please share in the Comments.

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