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Natural Help for Depression
A warm welcome to our website page on Natural help for Depression.
Are you feeling down in the dumps today? You have a deep feeling of sadness and you really don't even feel like getting out of bed, let alone getting out of your pyjamas?
The chances are that youARE suffering from depression.
The above sounds almost lighthearted which is not our intention, depression coupled with low self esteem and lack of self confidence is like falling into a big black hole that you have trouble getting out of.
What is Depression?
Depression is a common mental health problem which seems to affect more women than men.
It is a psychological state which can be triggered by physiological reasons, hormonal or lifestyle factors.
It contains hyperforin and hypercin which it is believed will release neurotransmitters in the brain, one of them been serotonin, which as explained below is the one closely linked to moods.
Sage is useful for many ailments such as diarrhea, heartburn, flatulence, hot flashes and asthma, but it is also an excellent, and a very light natural anti-depressant.
Add a few leaves daily to your salads, soups or whatever you are eating.
Licorice has anti-spasmodic properties, is used to treat low blood pressure, and is most useful as an expectorant in treating bronchial disorders.
On the depression side, there is a school of thought that believes the physical cause of depression lies in the liver, so take yourself off to the health shop and get some licorice tea because research has shown that licorice not only helps the liver neutralize toxins it also contains a neurotransmitter called serotonin which is one of the neurotransmitters closely linked to moods.
Low levels of serotonin can lead to depression, anxiety and sleep disorders.
When the brain produces serotonin, tension is eased.
Do not use licorice if you have high blood pressure, liver, kidney or heart disease and if you are pregnant or nursing.
Ginger is used for easing colds and flu as well as the symptoms of bronchitis, and also for headaches.
It contains caffeic acid, melatonin and quercetin which enhance the mood.
"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad"
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~
"There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds."
~ Laurell K. Hamilton ~
"I didn't want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare."
~ Ned Vizzini ~
"nobel deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression."
~ Dodi Smith ~
"Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night."