Desperate times call for desperate measures. And is there a more desperate time than depression itself?
Having to try all the depression treatment methods, using all those antidepressants with side-effects might dazzle you. In the end, as a desperate measure, you might be looking for natural remedies for depression. But natural doesn’t necessarily mean it’s right for you. It might even make your case worse than ever. On this matter, I put my trust in science and don’t let others blur my vision. On the other side, I’ve also tried some so-called natural remedies for depression, and I will mention them in this post.
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum)
It is one of the most famous natural remedies for depression, known as the natural antidepressant. Increases the accumulation of serotonin and you might find a benefit in this. But, depending on your condition and medications that you use, you can also suffer from serotonin syndrome (serotonin toxicity). Serotonin syndrome symptoms include heavy sweating, restlessness, high blood-pressure and more. To see the full list, click here.
Increases the accumulation of serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. It is a synthetic dietary supplement that is normally found in the body. Although there is not enough research made on the field, it is known that SAMe can increase the symptoms of manic depression. Higher doses might cause nausea and constipation.
It is a plant classified as adaptogen. Although it is beneficial for patients with depression, its effect is lesser than the antidepressant sertraline, but it is more tolerable. Might be used as a natural remedy for depression for low- and middle-class depression patients.
It has the affect to stimulate the central nervous system. Excessive use might cause nephrite and gastric mucosal injury. Should not be used during pregnancy.
It is a calming tea. Perhaps between all other teas, this is the one I had the most benefit. It helped me sleep like a baby. But I haven’t seen any benefit on depression.