Just as with anxiety, depression can be due to several reasons and its symptoms may be quite varied. Conditions like constipation, headaches, insomnia and loss of appetite all relate to Depression and in deep instances of Depression professional help is essential. This is especially so when there is no obvious reason for the feelings, a condition generally labeled endogenous Depression.
Home remedies for Depression
Many oils have quite profound effects on the mood and it may be necessary to change the oil used as symptoms of depression vary
Bergamot is one of the most uplifting of oils with a refreshing citrus fragrance which is appealing to both men and women. This can help in treatment of depression
Clary Sage is quite relaxing, but with uplifting, almost euphoric effect as well. Clary sage is good when chronic tension has lead to depression or exhaustion.
Geranium is a oil actually comes from varieties of scented pelargonium and has a tonic effect on the adrenal cortex, which helps to regulate stress hormone production.
Neroli is oil from the blossom of the bitter orange, is very concentrated so a little can help a lot in treating depression
The traditional approach to depression included looking at all the body systems, in particular liver function, and often bitter herbs were prescribed to stimulate digestion and acts as a tonic.
A few drops of a tincture of a herb such as gentian may do the trick in mild cases of depression spirits.
Borage is an adrenal stimulant and general tonic for curing depression. It is best taken as a tea and for short periods only.
Oatstraw is an all-round nervous restorative, either use 20 drips of the tincture twice daily, or simply add plenty of oats to the diet, for example in cereals.
Rosemary is an excellent where nervous exhaustion leads to depression, and also good remedy for headaches and sluggish digestion.
Vervain is a relaxing tonic, very useful for the depression of convalescence from an illness, when everything seems a struggle.
In the short term, look at these remedies.
Aurum Metallicum is used for deep depression treatment and almost suicidal feelings.
Ignatia is especially appropriate for depression following a shock or grief, with pent-up and a lump in throat.
One of the first things to do is overhaul the diet, to make sure there is enough nourishment for the nervous system.
Reduce tea, coffee, sugar and alcohol intake. Take plenty of whole foods, possibly increasing protein intake, if the diet is poor.
Taking more exercise is a positive move hoping to improve circulation and increase oxygen intake.
Supplement the diet with a good general multi mineral and vitamin supplement to give a wide spectrum of nutrients.
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