Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

Natural remedies

How to cure depression

Depression natural cure

TIPS TO CURE DEPRESSION

Natural treatment of depression

depression
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Depression is a mood disorder characterized by a feeling of sadness, melancholy, frustration, or dejection of great intensity over a prolonged period of time.

It is a psychological illness, which can be somatized in other physical symptoms such as indeterminate and transient pains, stomach pain, heartburn, headache, speech problems, diarrhea, choking sensation, palpitations, hypertension, etc.

The advice of a professional physician is necessary to determine which therapy or treatment is most appropriate for each individual case of depression.

Among the main resources that can be used in the natural treatment to cure depression, we can point out the following:

Antidepressant medicinal plants

depression infusion
Infusions are adequate to relieve some symptoms of depression

The use of antidepressant plants is very effective in the treatment of mild depression. There are plants with antidepressant properties such as St. John's wort (Hyperycum perforatum), whose preparations, used properly, reduce depressive symptoms.

Passion flower (Passiflora caerulea), ginger (Zingiber officinale), or valerian (Valeriana officinalis) infusions may also be used.

Other plants that can be used are prepared as the relaxing and sedating baths made with tranquilizing plants like chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)

Diet rich in antidepressant foods

walnuts for the brain
Walnuts are very rich in omega 3, choline and vitamin E, essential nutrients for the brain.

Adequate food can prevent certain types of depression or help improve the evolution and recovery of depression.

Certain foods have necessary nutrients for the nervous system or antidepressant properties, because they contain vitamins, minerals, fatty acids or amino acids that will help decrease depressive symptoms.

Walnuts, because of their content in choline and essential fatty acids, are very interesting for the diet of people with depression. Banana is the richest fruit in magnesium and contains vitamin B, so it is also interesting in cases of depression.

Foods rich in tryptophan, foods rich in vitamin C or foods rich in folic acid are considered very useful for curing depression.

Antidepressant supplements

When foods or medicinal plants are not enough to control the negative symptoms of depression, we can use supplements such as vitamin B supplements that controls the functioning of the nervous system, especially vitamin B1 (thiamin) and folic acid.

Natural therapies to cure depression

Some alternative medicines such as homeopathy, lymphatic drainage or aromatherapy can help a lot in accompanying a treatment to cure depression.

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