Best natural remedies for depression?

I’m looking for a natural way to treat depression. I can’t take anything that interferes with the contraceptive implant like St John’s Wort.

I don’t want to take prescribed antidepressants again. I am having counselling but would like to take a herbal supplement as well.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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  • Soul Doctor

    Homeopathic Remedies for Anxiety / Panic Attacks / Stress / Depression(Bereavment) / Mood Swings :-

    ANXIETY / PANIC ATTACKS & STRESS :-

    Sudden with restlessness and fear of death, Panic Attacks, Aconite 30X or 200X,1/2 hourly (3 Doses)

    Prolonged with periodic and panic attacks Arsenic Alb.200X, 4 hourly (3 Doses)

    With fainting spells; profuse sweating; worse in the morning Sulphur 30X or 200X 3 hourly (3 Doses)

    Makes patient walk fast; due to anticipation Argentum Nit 200X, 3 hourly (3 Doses)

    Worse lying in bed and closing the eyes Carbo Veg 30X or 200X, 4 hourly (6 Doses)

    Anxiety aggravated by upward or downward motion; going in an elevator; worse till 11 P.M, Borax 200X or 1M, 3 hourly (3 Doses)

    Anxious about business even when seriously ill Bryonia Alba 200X 3 hourly (3 Doses)

    Full of apprehensions in the evening Causticum 200X, 3 hourly (3 Doses)

    Anxiety and fears in the evening with restlessness and palpitation Calcarea Carb.200X or 1M, 3 hourly (3 Doses)

    Anxiety worse while lying still. Sad music ameliorates the complaints Manganum Acet 200X 3 hourly (3 Doses)

    Anxiety due to fright, fear,exciting news; stage fright; worse while appearing for examination or interview etc Gelsemium 30X or 200X 3 hourly (6 Doses)

    Mood Swings, Anxiety due to grief or shock in the subconscious mind Ignatia 200X or 1M, 3 hourly (3 Doses)

    Anxiety; better after eating Anacardium Or 30X, 4 hourly.

    DEPRESSION & GRIEF(Bereavement) :-

    Severe shock due to sudden death of loved ones; restlessness, anxiety and fear Aconite 200X. 10 min (3 Doses)

    Prolonged mournings; cannot overcome the loss of loved ones and/or Mood Swings. Ignatia 1M or 10M, 6 hourly (3 Doses)

    When the grief is in the conscious mind; patient weeps; does not like sympathy Natrum Mur.200X or 1M, 6 hourly (3 Doses)

    For chronic grief and indignation Staphysagria 200X or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

    Depression with suicidal thoughts feeling of worthlessness, Aurum Met 30X, three times a day half hour before meals.

    Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
    Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine.
    Homeopathic remedies are available at most Health & Herb stores all over USA and EU.

    Take Care and God Bless.

  • Nvrgvup

    The best natural remedy for depression is acceptance.

  • 7ala is fluffy ?

    Have you thought about Hypnotherapy, that does wonders for your confidence & helps to clear the mind of negative images.
    Best thing is – no drugs involved.

  • annienoveno

    what is the cause of your depression ? it is a loss of a loved one ? if it is , then let time heal your wounds. let time help you move on, but moving on comes along with acceptance.
    if your depression is the result of taking a medicine, then stop taking it. that’s it.
    divert your attention to a worthwhile activity like reading , cooking, talking to friends. get yourself busy with things that are really worthwhile.

  • olivella

    i understand that you dont want to take prescribed antidepressants again. Before I finished with prescription medication, I started taking Omega 3 capsules, one a day. I am still taking them daily, several years on, and I feel they really do help. Also I dont think they would cause any adverse effects with your contraceptive implant.
    Good luck with your counselling and I hope you will give Omega 3 a try!

  • dc50isfat

    Natural / herbal remedies cannot treat any medical condition. If they could, doctors would prescribe them. The only ‘natural cure’ for depression I could recommend would be getting out of the house and socialising more, talk to people, enjoy your life. If you need medical assistance, seek out a doctor, don’t self-treat through online forums where people will tell you to grind up roots and seeds to cure things when the very same medieval medicine killed millions of people throughout history for NOT DOING A DAMN THING for the sufferers.

  • Gunjan V

    Friends, Books, Going out in nature, Indulge yourself in various interesting activities.

  • janie

    take 3-5 mg of omega three fish oil.

    Increase cold water fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, herring and sardines are best sources of omega three use canned or fresh (not farm raised but wild caught)..also take other foods that increase omega three fats like walnuts, flax seed oil (do not cook it) and flax seed. Reduce omega six fats and trans fats (margarine, most veggie oils)

    these help cause we eat way too much omega six fats and these harden the neurotransmitter receptor sites and make it difficult for the neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin and nor-epinephrine to cross the synaptic gap and they build up in the gap and cause things like depression instead of traveling along the neurons as they are supposed to.

    Reducing omega 6 and trans fats severely and taking the omega three fats soften their receptor sites so they begin to function normally and the neurotransmitter do not build up in the synaptic gap causing depression.

    Good for you for not taking antidepressants..I was suicidal nearly every day for the 15 years I was on various ssri antidepressants ..when one threw me into the hospital, I quit them all and was not suicidal again for 8 years despite continuing and severe life problems.

    Studies of two groups of depressed people showed there were more suicides and exacerbated depression in the depressed group taking antidepressant drugs than in the depressed people taking nothing.

    Read the books by Dr Peter Breggin for the dangers of anti depressant and other drugs used int he mental health field. (see amazon. ebay or library for books like toxic psychiatry and your drug may be your problem)

    Read and do the things in the following books:

    feeling good (cognitive therapy)..worked even on resistant and institutionalizes severely depressed people

    seven weeks to emotional healing

    change your brain change your life

    the last two were recommended by my alternatively health minded allopathic physician

    also consider colon cleansing as this cured some depressed people..use herbdoc.com and get the intestinal cleanse one and intestinal cleanse two and follow the directions.

    There are not that many herbs used or depression besides the well known st john’s wort..it you do ever use it use herbpharm organic tincture as they do not standardize but use the whole plant for the nutrients/plant chemicals that works synergisically with the plant chemical/part some people isolate and standardized which is not good.

    Take nutritional torula yeast to be sure you are getting b vitamins daily from food (it looks like yellow flakes) , You could mix a tbs or so with wheat germ, lecithin (granular for choline and inositol) and then mix it smoothie or applesauce or peanut or almond nut butter.

    Also try a superfood like at herbdoc.com or spirulina or green supplement with it.

    Also do walking and get outside into beautiful nature spots daily and do stress reduction techniques.

  • Basil

    An easy n natural way to treat depression is to:
    1. Think only good thoughts – anything bad, realize it and put it out of your mind.
    2. Speak only when you have anything good to say.
    3. Do only good deeds.
    4. See only good in everything you see.

    If you can do this ALL of your problems, sickness and etc will be over.
    I’ve tried it myself and now I tell this to everyone.
    This world is a beautiful place to everyone around you including yourself, if you can think, talk, see and do only GOOD

  • moringlory

    Rescue Remedy is a Bach Flower combination of flower essences that stop depression and bring peace, and calm to you immediately.
    It is not habit forming. It is not toxic. It can be taken every 15 minutes, just 4 drops under the tongue, and let it set there for a few seconds.
    I have used it when I was stressed out from driving, or in traffic or something more upsetting. It always works.
    One bottle will last you 3 months.
    Health food stores online sell it. It can also be given to children it is very safe. People even give it to dogs as well to calm them down.

  • Go to the health store and tell them what u are on. They maybe able to help you.

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