Most of the medicinal herbs marketed for depression have not been studied at all, and even those claiming to be “scientifically proven” are often supported by just one or two poorly designed studies
Herbs for depression no.1 – Licorice – Powdered liquorice root is an effective expectorant, and has been used for this purpose since ancient times, especially in Ayurvedic medicine where it is also used in tooth powders. Modern cough syrups often include liquorice extract as an ingredient.
Herbs for depression no.2 St. John’s Wort – St John’s wort is today most widely known as a herbal treatment for depression. In some countries, such as Germany, it is commonly prescribed for mild depression, especially in children, adolescents, and where cost is a concern. Standardized extracts are generally available over the counter – however, in some countries (such as Ireland) a prescription is required. Extracts are usually in tablet or capsule form, and also in teabags and tinctures.
Herbs for depression no.3 – Ginkgo (Ginkgo Biloba) – Ginkgo has been used for classifying plants with leaves that have more than four veins per segment, while Baiera for those with less than four veins per segment. Sphenobaiera has been used to classify plants with a broadly wedge-shaped leaf that lacks a distinct leaf stem. Trichopitys is distinguished by having multiple-forked leaves with cylindrical (not flattened) thread-like ultimate divisions; it is one of the earliest fossils ascribed to the Ginkgophyta.
Herbs for depression no.4- Siberian ginseng – The root of the ginseng plant has been used in China, Japan, and Korea for many centuries as a benefit in psychiatric and neurological conditions, and for enhancing vitality. There are several varieties of ginseng sold over the counter: Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng), American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), and Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus Chinensis) are the most common
Herbs for depression no.5 – Basil – Recently, there has been much research into the health benefits conferred by the essential oils found in basil. Scientific studies have established that compounds in basil oil have potent antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-viral, and anti-microbial properties. In addition, basil has been shown to decrease the occurrence of platelet aggregation and experimental thrombus in mice.
Ashwagandha, also known as “Winter Cherry,” improves the body’s ability to maintain physical effort and helps the body to tackle various types of stress. Perhaps the most famous Ayurvedic immune booster herb that is used in many tonics and formulas, Ashwagandha is a revitalizing herb that maintains proper nourishment of the tissues, particularly muscles and bones.
Ashwagandha is a unique herb with anti-stress adaptogenic action that leads to better physical fitness and helps to cope with life’s daily stress.
A combination of memory booster herbs like BRAHMI, ASHWAGANDHA, VACHA, MULATHI which guards against stress, depression and improves learning ability in a natural way.
* Improve concentration and memory
* Accelerates brain function and improves leaving ability
* Relieves mental and physical stress
* Restores co-ordination between mind and body
* Relieves tension & anxiety