Depression is nothing to mess around with. After studying psychology in both undergraduate and grad school, I can tell you that this is a condition that has many side effects and can lead to suicide. If you or someone you know suffers from depression, it is imperative to seek treatment. With the right combination of therapy and medications, you can control the illness and improve your quality of life. Combined with traditional forms of treatment, herbs and spices can also help boost mood and leave you feeling better. Talk to your doctor about trying these herbs and spices in conjunction with your treatment plan.
1. St. John’s Wort is One of the Best Herbs
There is quite a bit of research done on the effectiveness of St. John’s wort for treating depression. Many studies have found that the herb is nearly as effective as standard antidepressants without all the side effects. In certain people, the herb has caused more harm than good, so be sure you discuss its use with your doctor before giving it a try. It can interfere with other meds so don’t just start taking it until you get the ok.