Help with Your Depression

Every year millions of prescriptions are written for depression medications, making them some of the most commonly prescribed drugs. While medications to treat these depression conditions are often an important component in the management of depression, there is also many natural, do-it-yourself techniques that can help calm you down, either in place of medications or as a supplement to them. We have listed down blown some of the most useful remedies for depression.

Lavender

Considered the most common essential oil, lavender oil benefits include having a calming, relaxing effect. It’s considered a nervous system restorative and helps with inner peace, sleep, restlessness, irritability, panic attacks, nervous stomach and general nervous tension.

“The Handbook of Essential Oils: Science, Technology, and Applications, Second Edition” states that there have been a number of clinical trials involving the inhalation of lavender essential oil that indicate a reduction in stress and depression. One study using oral lavender essential oil via capsules found that heart rate variation significantly increased compared to the placebo while watching an depression -provoking film. This suggested that lavender had anxiolytic effects.

Further research demonstrates lavender’s ability to lower depression in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery and in people visiting the dentist.

Chamomile

According to a 2009 study by University of Pennsylvania researchers published in the “Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology,” chamomile capsules appear to have a calming effect on depression symptoms. Chamomile tea may also offer similar benefits. You can make your own calming tea by steeping 2 to 3 tbsp. of dried chamomile in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Although chamomile is considered to be one of the safest herbs you can take, people with asthma should avoid chamomile as it can exacerbate their symptoms. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, pregnant women should stay away from chamomile due to the risk of miscarriage. People who are allergic to the aster, daisy or sunflower family of plants may also have an allergic reaction to chamomile.

Lemon balm

Several studies show that lemon balm combined with other calming herbs (such as valerian, hops, and chamomile) helps reduce depression and promote sleep. Few studies have examined lemon balm by itself, except for topical use. For example, in one study of people with minor sleep problems, 81% of those who took an herbal combination of valerian and lemon balm reported sleeping much better than those who took a placebo. It is not clear from this and other studies whether lemon balm or valerian (or the combination) is responsible for the result.

The same is true of several studies for depression, which used a combination of herbs to reduce symptoms.

In another double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 18 healthy volunteers received 2 separate single doses of a standardized lemon balm extract (300 mg and 600 mg) or placebo for 7 days. The 600 mg dose of lemon balm increased mood and significantly increased calmness and alertness.

Cannabis

With a global increase of medical marijuana use to treat health conditions, advocates and studies are showing that medical marijuana can be used to treat depression. Advocates believe that the chemical makeup of cannabis can be beneficial in treating depression, while others argue that it can actually cause depression.

Near the center of our brains we have a twin set of neuron bundles called the amygdalae, responsible for importing cognitive processes, including fear and are fight or flight response.

The discovery that these amygdalae contain cannabinoid receptors – as verified by researchers at Vanderbilt University in 2014 – is a major step in understanding how cannabis can actually treat depression.

The idea is that these receptors depend on cannabinoids to do their job, to regulate all of those important emotional processes – as well as a ton of other processes in the body.

But sometimes the body doesn’t produce enough of its own cannabinoids what we call endocannabinoids. In the case of depression, for example, research indicates that traumatic experiences can actually hinder the production of these endocannabinoids.

Medical marijuana has been used for centuries to treat depression and other medical conditions, recently there has been an influx of medical CBD oil within UK from various online retailers like https://www.iceheadshop.co.uk/vape/cbd-oil.html. More than 400 years ago, cannabis was used to treat depression in India and has since been studied and analyzed to determine the medical benefits and disadvantages for patients. Today, many states across America have legalized the use of medical marijuana.

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