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Depression Herbal Treatment, Prevention, Symptoms, Causes, Cured By

General Name
Medical Name
Hindi Name
Tanaav, Mayusi,
Depression Symptoms
Back Pain
Mood Swings
Self loathing
Depressed Mood
Loss of Energy
Suicidal Thoughts
Digestion Problems
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

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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.

Different Types of Depressions
Major Depression : 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.
Dysthymia : 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.
Bipolar Disorder : 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.
Seasonal depression (SAD) : 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.

Causes of Depression
Poor Diet
Food Allergy
Chronic Pain
Heart Disease
Family History
Genetic Disorder
Thyroid Problems
Hormonal Imbalance
Parkinson's Disease
Heavy Metal Poisoning
Nutritional Deficiencies
Neurotransmitter Disorder
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.

If not treated properly, Depression may lead to intake of
Alcohol or Drug abuse and
Unexplained memory loss

Your best bet is, Provence Rose, Salvia.
A visit to the Doctor is a must.

Note: 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.

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Single Herb

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 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.
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.
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.
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.

Rhodiola for Depression

Rhodiola extract has calming effects. It is a good antidepressant and mood enhancer. Rhodiola extract is recommended in the daytime and not before sleep. Its action appears within first 2 to 3 hours of intake.
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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.

Herbal Treatment For Rhodiola for Depression 1

A combination of the following herbs is very effective in the management of Depression: Rhodiola Rosea Root Powder (250mg), Spikenard root powder (250mg), Bacopa Monnieri Powder (250mg), Valerian Root Powder (125mg), Black Pepper (10mg), Long Pepper (10mg), Dried Ginger (10mg).
These herbs mixed in proportion can be taken twice a day with water.
Queries on Depression
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Parvaiz ( Kashmir India )
26 Apr 2016
I am 40 years old. I have depression. My head pains in the the temples. I don't want to talk to any one. I need darkness all the time. I am irritated all the time.
27 Apr 2016
Dear Parvaiz
The act of chronic over thinking may results Depression. We recommend you the following Remedies.
1. Saffron: Buy Tincture called Corcus Sativa from a Homeopathy Shop and take 10 drops daily 2 times in a day.
2. Buy Mucuna Pruriens Tablets or Buy tincture known as Dolichos. Take 1 tablet a day or take 10 drops of tincture daily 2 times in a day.
3. Take Valarian.
4. Buy tincture Withania Somnifera and take 10 drops once in a day. We suggest you some breathing exercises and morning walk. It will calm your mind and improves the blood circulation in your Body. Take the prescribes Herbs for 1 month and see the results. For more information, write back to Herbapthy.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Harris ( United Kingdom )
18 Jan 2017
To Herbpathy Team

Please advise the most effective single remedy or a combination of remedies for the following problem.
May be you will find that this is not a problem since there is no clinical problem and the daily routine is not affected due to this. For a self employed married person in mid forties with children, the feelings and thoughts are not encouraging in the morning and as the day progresses, the feelings become much better in the evening. Moral stands at a much higher level in the evening/night and mood gets highly jovial as compared to that in morning and afternoon. Feeling good to set goals but do not get inner instincts and not able to put in the sufficient efforts to complete the necessary duties and attain the set goals. There is a great contrast in the nature of feelings and emotions in morning and evening everyday and winter season seems more relaxing and encourages the good feelings. What will you call this and what is your diagnosis.
Will you please analyse and describe the problem and effective remedies for the same. Have not taken any medicine for this and never felt the medicines necessary to rectify the ups and downs of mood and feelings.

19 Jan 2017
Dear Harris
Don't worry. We have taken your case and it is been forwarded to our expert. He will get back to you as soon as possible. In the meanwhile, we advise you to please join some yoga classes and do it every day in the morning and evening. You may also take your family to the classes. Or we advise you to join some dance classes with your family. In the morning go to Yoga classes and do some breathing exercises. It will help you. Do it every day with out any skip for at least one month.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Harris ( India )
23 Jan 2017
Expert advice regarding the above query is eagerly awaited. Hope your expert will soon revert back to answer this query.

Thanks and regards.
23 Jan 2017
Dear Harris
Our expert is in Australia right now. He will be back after a week. In the mean while we advise you to please do what we have suggested to you in the previous reply.
Thank You for showing your patience.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Harris ( United Kingdom )
03 Feb 2017
Dear Team

Has your expert consultant considered the above query put forwarded. The expert advice is awaited quite eagerly.

Thanking you.
03 Feb 2017
Dear Harris
Sorry for delay.
First of all let me tell you one thing that you are no sick at all. It is all in your mind. There might be some thing that is making you upset. I just give you a task that you need to follow at least for 1 month.
1. Join some dance classes and go with your partner.
2. Join some yoga classes and do it every morning for an hour.
3. Think positive. Remember this is your task. So play games, Go out with your family and stop thinking that you are sick.
4. Buy a bottle of Mucuna Pruriens and take 1 capsule every day.
5. Write us after one month. Study the results. Life is beautiful so love it and live it.
Stay Happy :)
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Hina ( India )
12 Feb 2017
I have stomach problem. I also had dark brown stool for one month. I went for occult blood test in stool. It came positive. Doctor told me since I took pain killers that is why bleeding must have occurred. I started taking antacids and bleeding stopped. Right now I suffer from burning sensation in upper stomach. This burning sensation doesn't occur daily. Sometimes burning doesn't occur for days and then it comes back. My stool is now. I don't have constipation. I don't have nausea, vomiting etc. I have strange taste in my mouth and I don't feel normal hunger. Please advise me I want to use herbal medicine only.. Thanks
14 Feb 2017
Dear Hina
Boil half a teaspoon of Pipali ( Piper Longum ) in water, have it every day for 20 days.
16 Feb 2017
I don't know what's wrong. I just feel tired all the time. I was never much of a people person but I have started avoiding social gatherings and interaction almost completely and sometimes I just want to burst into tears for no particular reason at all.
Some days I can't sleep. It vanishes away and sometimes I sleep for hours. In the past two weeks I think have had an average of about 13-15 hours of sleep per day.
I don't want to talk to anyone. I feel moody and it's like there's a heavy weight somewhere on my heart.
I don't know why I'm feeling this way and I don't think I'm depressed... well I'm not really sure but I hope I'm not. Am I?
16 Feb 2017
Dear SMF
Don't worry. First of all stop thinking that you are suffering from a major disease. It is all in your mind.
Just have one dose of Pulstilla 1M. You may get it from a Homeopathy Shop. Have one dose only and wait for 2 weeks. Write us your feedback after 15 days.
We also suggest you to please join some yoga classes or some dance classes. Spend some time with your loved ones. Go for 10 min brisk walk daily.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
17 Feb 2017
Thank you for your help. I'll take the medicine and try to follow the instructions given above. With sincere regards,
Abay ( Up india )
08 Mar 2017
Hii team
I am too emotional my mood swing too much.become sad easily. And have anxiety. Plz suggest something
09 Mar 2017
Dear Abay
Try Mucuna Pruriens capsule, have 1 every day for 1 month.
Go for yoga daily, it is very helpful in reliving the stress and also enhances the sleep.
19 Mar 2017
Hi I am Umar...my problem is angry ,worry,sadness,loss of self confidence,avoid friends and relation ,always like stay alone,hopeless ,mood swings ,difficult to coordinate,suicide thinking,negative thinking,avoid to travelling alone....how to cure my problem...mucuna pruriens cure this problem...how to take and how long to take for feeling better
20 Mar 2017
Dear Umar
We advise you to take one dose of Syphilinum 10m. Get it from a Homeopathy shop and wait for 2 weeks.
We also suggest you to go for regular exercise and yoga daily. It will help you to calm your mind.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Bapeesh Kumar ( India/UP )
05 May 2017
Dear Herbpathy Consultant

Please advise some effective remedies for the case I am describing.

It may not be a case of depression. But you will really understand what it is due to.
A married male with kids feels quite out of good mood as the day starts. No sleeping problem at all. As the day progresses till evening, feelings become good and mood also uplifts and enthusiasm grows. During the day, always feeling like delaying the daily routine jobs and does not let stress build up but in the inner self has the feeling that there are many things to be done which are not being completed at all due to lack of planning and coordination. Difficulty in moving ahead as per the reality. Interacts regularly with family members and reminds everybody around about the mistakes he and family members have made pertaining to family business, earning potential, and inability to have regular financial gains through the business.
Business is suffering under the impact of recession and always thinking about new and faster means of income so as to meet the necessary expenses.
Thinks of passing the present with a brighter hope the next day but actually things are not working in favour.
Bapeesh Kumar ( India/UP )
07 May 2017
Kindly waiting for reply to my above query.
Bapeesh Kumar ( India / UP )
08 May 2017
Dear Herbpathy Consultant

May be you are not imparting much attention to the delay in the above query.
Please reply at the earliest.
Bapeesh Kumar ( India/UP )
08 May 2017
Dear Herbpathy Team
The query is for male aged 48 and married. Also he is not having any other ailment.
09 May 2017
Dear Bapeesh Kumar
Sorry for the delay as there was some technical glitch.
The remedy for your patient is Cannabis Sativa 10M one single dose only.
Do not repeat the dose and wait for 2 weeks.
Lets us know the results after 2 weeks.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Bapeesh Kumar ( India/UP )
10 May 2017
Dear Consultant
Thanks. But you have not mentioned the root cause of such feelings and also what is the diagnosis of such a problem. What is the qty of a single dose suggested and does it have any side effect. Please answer at the earliest.
17 May 2017
Dear Bapeesh Kumar
Single dose means 4 to 5 small pallets or 1 drop of tincture only.
There could be many possible causes for this. Please start the medicine and let us know the results.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Bapeesh Kumar ( India/ UP )
12 May 2017
Please answer my above query regarding diagnosis of problem for which you prescribed medication.
David Parker ( USA )
13 Jul 2018
I have depression and have had ECT treatments. After the ECT, I am detached and my tinnitus is worse; ECT was in Nov. 2016. What is the protocol for treating brain trauma and associated tinnitus? I am taking Lions Mane.

Thank you,
Ayub Shah ( Pakistan )
17 Mar 2019
Dear Sir, I am 63 years of age and patient of Depression,Bipollar and unipollar for Last 23 Years. very prolong sleep, Staomac Disorder. Sadness, Mood Swings, No Laughter, Empty Mind, Weak memory, Hang over while awakening, Avoid Company, irritative to Noise and Light, Like Dark Room,
Can you help me. Best Regards.
Ayub Shah
19 Nov 2020
Hello Ayub, Try Serotonin, Serotonin is the happy hormone, found in foods like eggs, also you may have a Folic-acid deficiency, eat things like spinach and Asparagus, Omega 3 fish oil and Coconut oil for keeping the human brain healthy, A Magnesium Deficiency can cause feeling of mood swings, you need a magnesium supplement powder, Eat foods that contain Oxytocin Some people have a Taurine deficiency Try removing Gluten out of your deit, Best Regards A A KING
Louie ( Philippines )
03 Aug 2019
I have depression and i csn't sleep, i sleep only 3-4 hours everynight for two weeks now.
Please help me.
05 Aug 2019
Hello Louie, Depression is the cause and effect of many problems. Is your depression because of any past incidence, death of any loved one, any other sort of grief, or longing for someone or something?
Do you feel depressive all day or is it at a particular time of the day like evening or night?
Do you crave for a company or you like being alone?
Do you feel better by consolation or not?
Did you ever have suicidal thoughts?
Does sleeping make you better?
Are you sensitive to music? Please explain the questions.
Engage yourself in activities like Yoga or any hobby. This will keep your mind at peace. Answer the questions above, we will suggest you the appropriate medicine.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
17 Nov 2020
Hello Louie, You may have a Folate also called Folic Acid Deficiency, try eating foods that contain Folic-Acid, for overcoming depression, A Magnesium Deficiency can cause depression, A Magnesium supplement powder each night will help with the sleep and help overcome depression, You may want to consider GABA supplement powder for helping sleep better, Best Regards A A King
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