What natural remedy would you recommend for depression?

Q:I was thinking of the Bach rescue remedy or vitamin B complex. I know there’s more products on the market too. does anyone know what’s the most effective and easy to take?
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Well I’ve never taken natural remedies for depression – only the prescription drugs – SSRI drugs. These work very well with no major side effects.But remember that almost all prescription drugs can be found in nature, so could be called natural.I’ve heard St John’s wort is good.
i do not know what is the cause of your depression. if it is deep clinical depression, simply the problem itself, you need complex medical evaluation and treatment ad i would start with phototherapy – ultraviolet light or holiday at sunny seaside (you know depression gets worse when there is not much daylight and vice versa. what season of the year is it in your country? is it autumn/fall? i believe it is, so that is why your condition may be worse) if it is other internal problem like poor kidneys, then deal with this. if it is just you having hard times then:Bachs stuff is placebo, sorry to tell you. they cant stand double blind tests. that is fact. their web page says they do not “want” the double blind test taken.i personally dont like st johns wort- the tea tastes gross and my stomach doesnt agree with it and in high doses it interferes with things and it can make you hypersensitive to sun (and i do recomed sun or phototherapy so you definitely cant take both). in my opinion only some kind of depression can be helped by this herb and it may be not your caseyou may find it funny but do you know fireweed, Epilobium angustifolium or Chamaenerion angustifolium or Chamerion angustifolium makes you feel happy (and pee alot, which is good – sign it works). nobody seems to know thiscommercially available non-prescription supplement is: Passiflora extract (some species of passionfruit) makes you get over your worries and sleep well but some people cant take it on empty stomach. i like it ist tastes yummy sells under the name Passit or novopassit here and it is good when you ought to be relaxed and all sorts of dire thoughts are running through your head. i take this and a shot of whiskey and life starts looking much better :)good luck anyway
I believe that the best answer is exercise. Try to take it regularly. It definitely helps, and what could be more natural.
Seratonin from a healthfood shop.
Try long country walks in fresh air away from all sources of stress and worry, rain or shine this can be great, and noting more natural.Plenty of sleep is another good one. Forget pills and quick fixes, nothing beats gentle exercise, open country and fresh air; early morning is great for this, can fill you with all you need for the day; if you live in the city, move (it’s probably causing your depression)!
St. John’s Wort as a proven track record and a bundle of research to back it up. You can take it as either a tincture or in capsule or pill form. There are many products to choose from, some of which are standardized to hypericin, the active ingredient believed responsible for the desired activity. The German commission E recommends 2-4 grams per day or 0.2 – 1 mg of total hypericin per day. You should not take St. John’s Wort if you are taking warfarin, digoxin or HIV medications, as it can interfere with their effectiveness. It usually takes about 6 weeks for St. John’s wort to start working as an anti-depressant.
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Rescue remedy is FANTASTIC!!Get the handbag size spray though for ease of use….. sell them in most Boots.
Well, depression is compex and can have several different causes, psychological and physical. WHat I would reccommend are:- healthy diet, plenty of fruit & vegies- avoid junk food- moderate exercise – even long walks are good-sunshine. Try to get sunshine.- the mineral selenium- see a physician if symptoms persistRead this book: Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnagie.hope this helps!
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An excellent doctor once told me about how he used to work in a hospital’s psychiatric ward with patients suffering from depression. Every morning they would try and encourage the patients to go with them to the gym. The ones who agreed to exercise with them got better and were out of hospital quickly. When you exercise, you release happy endorphines. The same doctor also told me that St John’s Wort is the herbal equivalent to a prescribed drug for depression. This doctor is in the UK, where they are less likely to prescribe drugs because prescription drugs are not commercialized like they are here in the US.I have used Bachs before and it’s excellent during times of stress or if you suffer from panic attacks. It should be good for depression too though since it chills you out and that’s always a good thing!http://www.freewebs.com/spiritualhealing.
Sunshine and a long walk along the beach.
I wouldn’t bother with St. John’s wort. It’s been shown to have no effect on depression in clinical studies, and can interfere with other medications, including birth control and AIDS meds. If you’ve been feeling this way for a while, go talk to your doctor. I had the same problem a few years ago – a few months of actual meds did the trick. Good luck!
i recommend listening to your fav music, hanging & talking w/friends, that always makes me feels better or watching something funny on tv.
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music is proven to get rid of depresion and lower amounts of pain and i v never herd of either of the 2 you listed exercize works 2 you could do both exercize to music
8 hours sleep every night and try to remain standing throughout the day because it’ll force you to remain active , take long walks .
My daughter is suffering from depression and recently I came across this article that “St. John’s Wort” taken together with “Ginko Biloba” will help. I have ordered both and I am hoping they help her. If you can, please try exercising. That is the best remedy. I exercise every day and if it wasn’t for exercising, I would definitely fall into severe depression (God knows that I have plenty reasons to be depressed about). Please try to eat right and exercise before taking anything. I know it will definitely help you.
St John’s Wort is one of the very few alternative/natural remedies to come through a genuine clinical trial with flying colours. So that certainly works.In response to Eri below who says that St John’s Wort failed clinical trials – it did not. It was better than some conventional antidepressants for mild depression but not as effective for major depression.
BACH FLOWER REMEDIES and HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES can help you the most in overcoming your depression, for a homeopathic treatment you must tell what exactly are you feeling like, its individual remedies for different individuals and how they feel and behave. Homeopathy treats the person who is ailing not the disease or disorder. I can help with Homeopathic Remedies, feel free to email me if you need my help.Take Care and God Bless you !
Exersize and flax seed oil
*St John’s Wort (Hypericum) from a health food shop, chemist/pharmacy or postal supplement service.*Exercise regularly in the fresh air.*A good, varied diet.*Talk with friends if this helps.*See a counsellor, psychologist or hypnotherapist if necessary, particularly if you need to get to the root of the problem and/or if the depression is severe and/or recurring.Good luck ~RJS
You need to get out of your house and hang with friends being cooped up makes it worse. Take a walk or a drive with the windows open and inhale the fresh air. good luck
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