Anyone know of any herbs that actually work for depression, anxiety, and insomnia?
My friend takes remeron for anxiety depression and insomnia. He wants to stop taking it and go with natural remedies. Does anyone know of anything that works just as well as prescription meds? Any personal experiences? Please only answer if you are sure the herbs actually work for these 3 things
I think you should consult your own medical practitioner before embarking on any program that affects your health and well being.
My personal experience:
Persistent depression is a serious disorder and you should see your doctor for treatment. In the meantime you might like to try a Licorice tea. Simply add some to any of your favorite herbal teas. Using up to approximately 3 cups of tea a day or more or ingesting larger amounts can produce headache, lethargy, sodium and water retention, loss of potassium and high blood pressure. At least eight Licorice compounds are monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors which are compounds capable of potent antidepressant action.
Lemon Balm is a sedative as well as a stomach soother. Try a tea made with two to four teaspoons of dried herb per cup of boiling water
The total list of benefit and treatments for Camomile is huge. Just a few come to mind, insomnia, anxiety, menopausal depression, loss of appetite, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, colic, aches and pains of 'flu, migraine, neuralgia, teething, vertigo, motion sickness, conjunctivitis, inflamed skin. This may seem too good to be true, but it reflects the wide range of actions in the body.