Herbal Remedies For Depression and Anxiety
Depression is a psychological state of melancholy and deep sadness, with or without any obvious cause, as well as a loss of appetite, insomnia and an inactivity propensity.
Anxiety is an unwanted and unjustified emotion, whose intensity is not commensurate with its likely cause. Anxiety is anything but fear. The latter implies a known actual hazard. Anxiety usually manifests outwardly, in an anxious condition of hyperexcitation.
Usually, many people who suffer from these ailments don’t want to take drugs witch might cause some pretty nasty side effects. For those people, I put together this list of herbs for depression and anxiety.
Herbs for Anxiety and Depression
Herbs for depression:
Oats – Oats contain a significant amount of lecithin, B vitamins, pantothenic acid, enzymes, minerals, primarily calcium and phosphorus, some trace elements and an alkaloid, which have calming and invigorating effects on the nervous system. To people with depression, the use of oats is highly recommended.
Balm – Because of its gentle sedative and calming effects on the nervous system Balm is recommended for depression.
Valerian – The herb gives rise to sedation throughout the autonomic and central nervous systems, lowering anxiety, and blood pressure.
Mother of Thyme – Taking a thyme mother’s hot bath with invigorating and revitalising properties will yield good results for depressed people.
Angelica – Angelica is helpful in the treatment of depression due to its sedative effects on the nervous system and its balance.
Celery – Celery offers a sense of health and well-being. Celery juice mixed with tomato, carrot, and lemon juice is very useful when used as a general invigorator and remineralize. It is recommended for those suffering from nervous depression or fatigue.
Ginseng – This herb possesses vasor-regulating properties that balance blood pressure.
Sesame – Sesame is an ideal nutritional supplement for extremely mentally or intellectually active people, and perfect for people with depression.
Sage – Sage invigorates the nervous system and has a slight stimulant effect on the suprarenal glands. And depression is advised.
St. Johnswort – This herb has a calming effect on the nervous system — thus, depression is very healthy.
Thyme – Thyme stimulates the intellectual skills and mental agility, but lacks side effects such as coffee or tea, which it is a favourable substitute for. Anxiety, insomnia, and depression are recommended.
Herbs for Anxiety
Oats – (see above)
Orange Tree – Good for anxiety as it provides mild sedation which makes relaxing easier.
Hops – Hops acts as a sedative that helps calm you down and relax.
Prickly Lettuce – Prickly lettuce is similar to opium, although it has no noxious effect, so it can be used even with children, in whom the excessive activity is calmed and anxiety is helped.
Lavender – Lavender sets the autonomic and central nervous system in order. It’s recommended in nerve disorder situations.
Balm – (see above)
Passion Flower – The passionflower works as a mild anxiolytic, without the possibility of dependency or addiction. It is the perfect plant for those people under nervous strain and issues related to anxiety.
Linden – This herb reduces blood viscosity so it can circulate more effectively. For people with high blood pressure, that makes it great.
Valerian – (see above)
Hawthorn – The herb has a calming effect on blood pressure, as it reduces it in people with hypertension. The ability to control hypertension is clear and fast, having more lasting effects than with other anti-hypertensive synthetic drugs.
Evening Primrose – Helps regulate the nervous system and hormonal equilibrium. Make this ideal for anxious people.
Lemon Tree – The lemon tree is an antispasmodic and sedative which helps with anxiety.
Marjoram – The herb reduces the sympathetic nervous system which is responsible for the arterial contraction and thus lowers blood pressure.
Lemon Verbena – This allays fear. The results obtained are greater than those from chemical tranquillizers and do not cause side effects.
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