Top natural antidepressants (herbal tonic and adaptogen)
There are many natural preparations and combinations of various herbs among the many remedies that solve stress, tension, anxiety and various other mental problems. Herbalists divide natural remedies into tonics and adaptogens according to their action.
- Herbal tonic (drink) – works slower but can be used longer. Recommended plants: raspberry leaves, burdock and dandelion root, clover grass, St. John’s wort and marsh rose (lat. Comarum). The mildest remedy is St. John’s wort, so herbalists advise that the treatment of some of the psychological anxieties should start with St. John’s wort. Pour one tablespoon of dried St. John’s wort with a cup of hot water. Strain. Drink up to 3 times a day. The therapy lasts two to three weeks. Herbal Mixtures: Mix equal amounts of chopped dried St. John’s wort, oregano, rosemary, raspberry leaf and chamomile blossom. Pour one tablespoon of dry raw material with one cup of boiling water. Strain. Drink twice a day for a month. A pinch of red chili pepper can be added if there are no inflammatory processes in the body. Baths: mix dried lavender flowers, raspberry leaves, peel (or a few drops of essential oil) of orange or grapefruit, mint, oregano in equal amounts. Pour three tablespoons of the mixture with 1 liter of boiling water. Leave for an hour. Strain and use for bath. The water temperature should be 37 to 38 degrees C. The bath lasts up to 20 minutes maximum. Practice the bath 2 to 3 times a week.
- Herbal adaptogens (tinctures) – although they have a quick effect, there are many individual side effects. It is mandatory to consult a doctor before using adaptogens. Adaptogens are drunk for a short time and only during the colder period of the year. They are used again in one year again during the cold period. The effect of tinctures ceases with the cessation of taking herbs. Plant adaptogens are: echinacea, eleutherococcus (Latin Eleutherococcus), shisandra (lat. Schisandra chinnensis), aralia (Latin Aralia mandshurica), golden root (Latin Rhodiola rosea), maral root (Latin Rhaponticum carthamoides). They are used in the form of alcoholic tinctures that are sold in pharmacies. Drink 20 to 30 drops diluted with 50 ml of water twice a day. Therapy lasts 2 to 3 weeks. Echinacea has the mildest effect. Echinacea tincture can be made at home. Pour chopped brandy with brandy in a ratio of 1: 4. Leave for a month. Then strain the tincture. Take half a teaspoon or one teaspoon twice a day for two to three weeks.