There are a variety of herbs which naturally help with depression. We have combined some of those herbs to curb those feelings of sadness, provide a boost and naturally help with depression.
Depression is a mood disorder which causes persistent feelings of sadness and lack of interest. It can affect how you think, feel and behave. No one knows the exact cause of depression, as it may involve many factors, such as brain chemistry, hormones, inherited traits and more.
Some of the ingredients in our recipe include:
Chamomile – One of the best herbs for stress and depression. Chamomile has been shown to decrease cortisol levels and balance mood better than some medications.
Lavender – An evidence-based study was published in the International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice which found that using 80 mg. capsules of lavender essential oil alleviates anxiety, sleep disturbances and depression. Lavender can be used to help with migraines, anxiety depression and stress.
Lemon Balm – A member of the mint family which contains a lemony aroma. This herb is widely used for anxiety and depression and well-known for its anti-anxiety and memory boosting properties. Researchers in a 2018 study found that lemon balm reduced symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress and insomnia in people with the angina heart condition. This can also be used for those who suffer from the symptoms of depression, such as a lack of motivation and stomach pain. Because it is a cognitive enhancer, you may notice improved processing speed and memory, keeping you alert throughout the day. Lemon Balm can also help with nerves and irritability.
Peppermint – A great herb for mental health and focus. Peppermint is commonly used to combat stress and depression. The leaf has high menthol concentrations which helps the muscles and mind to relax. Stomach issues are a common symptom of depression. Peppermint helps to soothe the stomach. In addition, peppermint is also rich in enzymes which help to strengthen the immune system.
Rhodiola Rosea – It is also known as a golden root, originated in Asia for medicine. It contains a phytochemical known as salisdroside, which is helpful in reducing cortisol levels. Rhodiola also helps to increase energy which can benefit those with depression. It is known to improve mood and depression, alleviate stress and fatigue, and boosts concentration. It is believed to stimulate various AMPK enzymes, which results in more metabolic activity, better cell functioning, and increased cognitive energy. In addition, it increases serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain while also preventing their breakdown. Early research shows that taking rhodiola extract might improve symptoms of depression after 6 weeks of treatment in people with mild-to-moderately severe depression.
St. John’s Wort - Taking St. John’s Wort has been linked with increasing the amount of serotonin in the body. Serotonin is a feel-good chemical in the brain that people with depression are often low in. Some antidepressants work by increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain.
St. John’s Wort is a plant native to temperate and subtropical regions of the world, has long been used in many cultures to treat depression. Numerous research studies, including a 2008 study published as part of the Cochrane Systematic Review, have found that St. John’s Wort is at least as effective as standard antidepressant drugs at treating mild to moderate depressive disorders, but with few potentially harmful side effects (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/10/081007192435.htm).
Ashwagandha - An Indian plant that has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine, contains powerful compounds that are known to relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression. The plant is also known to help fight degenerative brain conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, as well as inhibit the growth and spread of cancer cells.
Additional herbs include: Clove, Cinnamon, Orange, Rose Petals and Eleuthero Root, Organic Non-GMO Vanilla Flavor