Natural medicine turns out to be more helpful than we previously believed. Check out the latest reports on a recipe for an antidepressant herbal tea.
Depression can be treated naturally
Depression is a condition that can range from serious metabolic disorders to occasional mood problems. The severity and underlying causes of the condition can vary greatly from person to person. Research shows that serotonin levels play a significant role in regulating moods. Interestingly, some people believe that apple cider vinegar can help regulate serotonin levels in the brain.
In Eastern medicine, it is believed that depression can be caused by a stagnant liver. To address this issue, taking a daily dose of apple cider vinegar is recommended as a liver-cleansing tonic. This is attributed to the amino acids contained in the vinegar.
1 part lemon balm leaf
1 part hawthorn leaf, flower, or berry
2 parts St. John’s wort flower and leaf
8 ounces hot water
Combine dried herbs and steep in water, covered, for 10–15 minutes. Remove herbs from water, and sip tea slowly.
Feel free to sweeten with honey.
When it comes to depression, there is a significant distinction between mild and severe cases. It is important to seek clinical treatment with a physician for severe depression. However, mild forms of depression can be treated with herbal remedies. Along with ensuring you get enough vitamin D from sunlight, following a healthy diet, and engaging in regular exercise, there are several herbs that can effectively combat depression. The most well-known of these herbs is St. John’s wort.
Others include ginseng, hawthorn, lavender, lemon balm, and milk thistle.
Recent studies have found “significant effects of ginseng supplements on well-being and depression, compared with placebo.” Lavender and lemon balm are both able to create feelings of calmness and relaxation in those who consume it, and they can be used to treat mild depression.