Home remedies for depression? That might sound a little far - fetched, since ginger, garlic and ginseng root are supposed to work only on the physical side of maladies; the idea of a home remedy, after all, is to save money on a costly prescription while getting the medicinal benefits in natural herbal forms.
Depression, people would argue, is different; as a psychological and emotional malady, it cant be cured by roots and berries, or by an old ladys chicken soup. While that may be true for some, there are actually some home remedies some found in the kitchen that can alleviate the symptoms of depression.
Since depression does interfere with an individuals ability to perform daily tasks on a regular basis, it is usually treated both behaviorally and chemically as a result; in addition, therapy of some sort, usually in one - on - one counseling, is required. While home remedies may not take the place of a therapy session, which frankly many cannot afford (hence their depression increases), they do deal with the fact that not all depressions are the same.
One shudders to behold some of the recent ads for depression medications, all commercially viable and doubtless thoroughly tested, but with frankly fearful side effects: one medication, if prescribed wrongly, can actually make the sufferer feel suicidal! Natural remedies for depression side - step that problem, as no side effects attend the consumption of a few vitamin - rich foods or other depression home remedies.
For example, one can be depressed by something as easily diagnosed as a lack of Vitamin B Complex; the consumption of foods that have a lot of that vitamin (broccoli, cauliflower, beans and most fruits) can relieve the symptoms of that particular depressive state.
Another method that bears attempting is the rose petal treatment. The petals of this flower, so dear to the hearts of lovers and Valentines Day sales, can be combined with boiling water; the scent permeating the house has, in numerous cases, been proven to lift depressed individuals spirits. It has no ill side effects, its inexpensive, and before any therapist scoffs, its worth a try for any depressed patient.
Hormones and genetics contribute to the depressed state; not surprisingly, over the years many home remedy enthusiasts have discovered ways to combat depression by addressing those root causes. Hormonally and genetically, they recommend eating an apple. The elements in the juice and pulp have been known, in many cases, to increase the depressed persons enthusiasm for life; many depressed hospice patients, for example, placed upon a fruit diet including generous portions of sliced apples, reported alleviation of their symptoms.
Milk works well, too, according to several nursing home nutritionists, and they recommend combining the two into something like an apple shake, which mixes the fruit and milk with honey. As before, it sounds like its worth a try, and an apple concoction will probably not have a suicidal after effect.
More in - kitchen remedies for depression include tulsi with sage added this combination makes for an excellent tea, with one - fourth teaspoon of tulsi to one - half teaspoon of sage mixed into hot water. Enthusiasts say this will raise the heavy weight of depression significantly, if taken two times a day at least. Another home remedy tea is green cardamoms, pulverized with sugar and hot water, which provides additional energy as well.
An omelet made with asparagus is often effective, since that vegetable is Vitamin B rich; one can also dry the roots to create a powdered asparagus; mixed with the omelet, it gives a sensational flavor, and is only eaten once a day.
These are some of the in - kitchen home remedies for depression, which home remedy buffs enthusiastically recommend.