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When Depression Comes In: Home Remedy

Written by Paulo Martirez on Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Many of us sometimes comes to a moment that we feel so depressed. There are many reasons for being depressed, its maybe because of life's problems, sickness, work related problem, love life, etc.

During these times of our depression, we seek to find many ways to relieve ourself from it. Some may find comfort from friends or others make themselves busy.

Here are some food to relieve depression that you can find in your home. EAT YOUR DEPRESSION AWAY...

Apple is one of the most valuable remedies for mental depression. The various chemical substances present in this fruit such as vitamin B, phosphorus, and potassium help the synthesis of glutamic acid, which controls the wear and tear of nerve cells. The fruit should be taken with milk and honey. This remedy will act as a very effective nerve tonic and recharge the nerves with new energy and life.

The cashewnut is another valuable remedy for general depression and nervous weakness. It is rich in vitamins of the B group, especially thiamine, and is therefore useful in stimulating the appetite and the nervous system. It is also rich in riboflavin which keeps the body active, cheerful, and energetic.

The root of asparagus has been found beneficial in the treatment of depression. It is highly nutritious and is used as a herbal medicine for mental disorders. It is a good tonic for the brain and nerves. One or two grams of the powder of the dry root of the plant can be taken once daily.

The use of cardamom has proved valuable in depression. Powdered seeds should be boiled in water and tea prepared in the usual way. A very pleasing aroma is added to the tea, which can be used as a medicine in the treatment of this condition.

Lemon Balm:
The herb lemon balm has been used successfully in the treatment of mental depression. It alleviates brain fatigue, lifts the heart from depression, and raises the spirits. A cold infusion of the balm taken freely is reputed to be excellent for its calming influence on the nerves. About thirty grams of the herb should be placed in half a litre of cold water and allowed to stand for twelve hours. The infusion should then be strained and taken in small doses throughout the day.

Holy basil (tulsi) and sage tea:
Here’s an excellent homemade remedy for depression. Make 1/4 teaspoon of tulsi with 1/2 teaspoon of sage in a cup of hot water. Drink tea twice a day.

Sesame oil massage:
Here’s a soothing healing massage for depression. Rub top of the head and the soles of the feet with sesame oil.

An infusion of rose petals should be prepared by mixing 15 gm of rose petals in 250 ml of boiling water. If drunk occasionally, instead of the usual tea and coffee, it is beneficial for treating this condition.

REMEMBER: Laughter is always the best medicine.

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