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Loss of Energy
Decreased Sex Drive
Feelings of Emptiness
Difficulty in Concentrating
Changes to Menstrual Cycle
Insomnia or Excessive Sleeping
Continuous low mood or sadness
Frequent thoughts of dying or suicide
Depression is not a disease of the Mind.
It is a Psychological Disorder.
Depression is tension of the mind and it can make life empty and meaningless.
It causes a constant feeling of sadness. Gradually a person may loose interest in his daily life activities.
People get irritated when they are depressed. They take no interest in regular activities.
It is normal, if the sad mood and depression is associated with any trauma. It may be due to death of a loved one or a personal loss or any of the causes listed below.
: It is the most severe type of Depression. It lasts for a few weeks or Months. It involves mood disorder, or lack of interest in daily activities.
: It is commonly known as Melancholy. It is less severe and may last for several years. It does disturb the normal activities of a person.
: It is sometimes called Mania Depression. It Involves episodes of Depression and Mood Swings. People who have Bipolar Disorder are able to function normally but It causes a major disruption to lifestyle and health.
) : It is tied to seasons of the Year and known as Seasonal Affective Disorder. It usually occurs in winters and it is known as Winter Blues.
Heavy Metal Poisoning
Low functioning of Adrenal Gland
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Post traumatic stress disorder (PSTD)
Drinking Coffee in excess may develop Depression. Coffee stimulates the stress hormones that causes High Blood Pressure and increases the Heart Rate.
Alcohol or Drug abuse and
Unexplained memory loss
Your best bet is, Provence Rose, Salvia.
A visit to the Doctor is a must.
Depression may be categorized into Unipolar and bipolar Depression.
The Unipolar Depression is associated with repeated episodes of sadness, where as bipolar depression is associated with Mania.
Arabica Coffee For Depression
Take seeds. Prepare strong infusion. Have it once a day.
Apple ( Seb ) for Depression
Eat an Apple with warm milk and honey.
Chamomile ( Babunah ) for Depression
Prepare a decoction of Chamomile leaves. Drink once a day.
Almond ( Badam ) for Depression
Eat 5 Almonds everyday, soaked over night.
Marijuana ( Bhang ) for Anxiety, Depression
Simmer 2 tablespoons of the pounded seed meal in 2 cups of water till the water is reduced to half . Take this thrice a day in small doses.
Valerian for Depression, Anxiety
Soak 2 tablespoons Valerian (Tagara ) root in One cup of water for 24 hours. Strain and take half to One cup before retiring.
Motherwort for Depression
Prepare tea with a few leaves of Motherwort. Take two cups two times a day.
Indian Pennywort for Depression
Indian Pennywort has good Antidepressant properties. It curbs depression and its related symptoms.
Add 4 to 5 fresh leaves of Indian Pennywort in a cup of water. Boil it for 5 minutes on low flame. Strain and have it twice a day.
OR : Collect Indian Pennywort leaves. Dry them in shade. Put half a teaspoon of powder in a cup of water. Boil it for 10 minutes on low flame. Strain and have it twice a day.
Cypripedium Pubescens for Depression
Prepare tea with the leaves of Cypripedium Pubescens. Have two cups two times a day.
Rosa Rugosa for Depression
Prepare a syrup by adding Rosa Rugosa and 1/4th quantity of Honey to it. Take two tablespoon two times a day.
Sage for Depression
Prepare tea with a few leaves of Sage. Have two cups two times a day.
Sarsaparilla for Depression
Take half a cup of decoction of the leaves of Sarsaparilla two times a day.
Flaxseeds for Depression
Take a tablespoon of Flaxseed daily.
Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) Seeds for Depression
Chew half a teaspoon of Pumpkin ( Kaddu ) Seeds twice a day. It eases depression.
St John's Wort for Depression
Prepare a decoction of St John's Wort flowers. Consume 15 ml of it thrice a week.
Anacyclus Pyrethrum for Depression
Take 2 ml plant extract of Anacyclus Pyrethrum with lukewarm water. Have it once a day.
Spikenard for Depression
Make a decoction with roots of Spikenard. Drink 30 ml of it twice a day.
Cardamom ( Choti Ilaichi ) for Depression
Cardamom ( Choti Ilaichi in India ) bears Antidepressant property. Therefore, it is useful to treat depression and associated symptoms by improving the mood.
Crush a Cardamom ( Choti Ilaichi in India ). Put it in a cup of water. Boil on low flame. Strain. Add little Honey. Drink it lukewarm once a day.
Ylang Ylang ( Van Champak ) for Depression
Take a light massage with aromatic oil of Ylang Ylang ( Van Champak ).
It works as a mood lifter.
Roselle ( Guddahal ) Leaves for Depression
Roselle has antidepressant properties. It relaxes the nervous tension and gives relief from stress and anxiety.
Prepare a cup of tea from dried Hibiscus flowers.
Banana ( Kela ) for Depression
Banana ( Kela ) is rich in Tryptophan. Tryptophan is a type of protein that gets converted to Serotonin by the body. Serotonin is well known to relax the mind and improves the mood. This is a fact that Banana makes you feel happy. So have Bananas and stay away from depression.
Ravensara Essential Oil for Depression
Ravensara Essential Oil bears Antidepressant property. It refreshes the mood and combats depression.
Inhale the steam by putting 6 to 8 drops of Ravensara Essential Oil in one liter of boiling water. This will make you feel better.
Cinnamon Essential Oil for Depression
Cinnamon Essential Oil is a mood enhancer. It boosts up low spirits and makes you feel better.
Breathe in the aroma of undiluted Cinnamon Essential Oil for a minute.
Rose ( Gulab ) for Depression
Rose ( Gulab in India ) petals has Antidepressant properties. Rose Petals revitalizes the mood and makes you happy.
Boil a glass of water. Add 8 to 10 Rose Rose ( Gulab in India ) and some sugar. Leave it for 4 to 5 hours. Cool and drink the Rose infused water.
Jasmine Essential Oil for Depression
The Antidepressant property of Jasmine Essential Oil soothes the mind. It reduces stress and uplifts the mood. This helps to treat Depression.
Add 3 to 4 drops of Jasmine Essential Oil in the diffuser.
OR : Put 4 to 6 drops of Jasmine Essential Oil in warm bathing water. Soak your body in it for 15 to 20 minutes. This helps to treat Depression.
Black Pepper Essential Oil for Depression
Piperine present in Black Essential Oil has strong Antidepressant property. This helps to enhance the cognitive activity of Brain and reduces stress. It uplifts the mood and treats Depression.
Add 2 to 3 drops of Black Pepper Essential Oil in the diffuser.
Cardamom for Depression
Boil powdered Cardamom in water for 5 minutes. Add sugar to taste. Consume this tea regularly for the treatment of Depression.
Black Pepper ( Kali Mirch ) for Depression
Consume Black Pepper ( Kali Mirch ) daily by sprinkling it on your salad or cooked food.
Liquorice ( Mulethi ) for Depression
Drink Liquorice ( Mulethi ) tea twice a day. It is a helpful remedy for Depression.
Thyme for Depression
Put the fresh leaves of Thyme into a tub containing warm water. Take the bath for 15 minutes in this water. It provides relief and gives rest to your body.
Lemon ( Nimbo ) for Stress and Depression
Lemons provide a calming effect and improve your moods.
Have 2 glass of Lemon water every day to get rid of Stress and Depression.
Clary Sage Essential Oil for Depression
Clary Sage Essential Oil provides a calming effect on the nerves and emotions. Diffuse Clary Sage Essential Oil in your home or in the area where you spend most of t he time.
Herbal Treatment For Depression 1
Grind Rosemary, Skullcap, Chinese Date and Oats together. Take this powder twice a day with lukewarm water.
Herbal Treatment For Depression 2
Take 1 tsp dried Basil leaves and 2 tsp dried Sage leaves. Make a tea with it. Drink twice a day.
Herbal Treatment For Depression 3
Take 7-8 drops of Bergamot Oil
4-5 drops each of- Lime and Ylang Ylang Oil.
Make a blend and use for massage or add to warm bathing water.
It is good for Anxiety and Depression.
Herbal Treatment For Depression 4
Infuse One tablespoon each of Chamomile ( Babuni Ke Phul in India ), Lemon Balm and Lavender flowers in a cup of hot water for 5 minutes.
Add Ginger ( Adrak in India ) and Liquorice ( Mulethi in India ) for taste.
Drink before retiring for a sound sleep.
You can also add 8-10 drops of Skullcap tincture for better results.
Herbal Treatment For Weakness
Weakness may strike anywhere. No matter where it shows itself, it mostly starts in the brain. It may be low libido. It may be in the form of depression. The cause may be stress. Most of the time one cannot put one's finger on the cause, yet a person may simply feel low. Sometimes you may just sit there, doing nothing, listless, not wanting to even move. Come on get up! Go take a pinch of your favourite powder. What ? You haven't made it yet. Then lets make it.
Powder the following dried herbs and mix them in the measure given against each:
Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) : 2 tablespoon
Saffron ( Kesar ) : 5 to 8 strands
Asparagus Racemosus ( Shatavari ) : 1 tablespoon
Nutmeg ( Jaiphal ) : 1 tablespoon
Golden Bamboo ( Baans ) : 1 tablespoon
Indian Kudzu ( Vidari Kanda ) : 1 tablespoon
Add the extract of the following two herbs :
Indian Spider Plant ( Safed Musli ) : Extract : 1 tablespoon
Asphaltum ( Shilajit ) : Extract : 1 tablespoon
Store in a glass jar. Leave it for a week. After a week, take 2 pinches with a glass of lukewarm milk on alternate nights before going to bed.
These two pinches will relieve you of stress, enhance your mood, remove depression and lead you to a bout of healthy sex.
Note 1. This is not a classic aphrodisiac. It is not to be used like viagra or cialis. It should not be considered a love potion. This combination is to improve your overall health.
Note 2. It acts equally well for male and female. If you are a female and feeling low. This is for you.
Caution : However, females need to exercise a little caution. Do not partake of this combination 2 to 3 days before, during and 2 to 3 days after your menses.
Herbal Treatment For Depression 5
Mix 1 teaspoon of Asafoetida powder, 1 teaspoon of dried Ginger powder, 1 teaspoon of Camphor powder, 2 teaspoons of Tailed Pepper in milk to make a paste. Apply over your forehead.