Top 7 Home Remedies To Get Rid of Depression Naturally
Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home. There are ways through which you can tackle depression.
Exercise does a mind and body good, and is an underutilized treatment for depression. When engaging in exercise, endorphins are released, which decrease the perception of pain and increase positive feelings. Exercise can also reduce stress, increase self-esteem, and decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression. Any exercise can help lower symptoms of depression. Try biking, dancing, running or jogging, racquetball, or cycling. Try a group fitness class at your gym to get moving and meet other people.
2. Practice Good Sleeping Habits
Good sleep is very good for the brain to function in a healthy way. Depression can affect our sleep pattern people with depression find it difficult to have a good healthy sleep. Change your sleeping habits to ensure you get adequate, restful sleep. Set up a sleep routine by going to bed and waking up at the same time every day– even on the weekends– and don’t nap during the day. And don’t put distractions in your bedroom; get rid of the TV, laptop, and phone, which can disrupt your sleep. Try taking a bath before bedtime to help you relax. Drink some herbal tea or read a book.
In today’s fast- paced life which is full of stress anxiety and depression one should do meditation regularly. It is very effective in depression. More you will practice meditation more benefits you will get. To meditate with your breath, allow yourself to focus solely on your breath, inhaling and exhaling. Feel your breathing elongating, relaxing you more and more each moment.
Also known as Indian Ginseng, is an herb that is of great importance in Ayurveda and it has been traditionally used extensively to treat many ailments. Ashwagandha displayed anti-depressant properties that were consistent with standard drugs administered in cases of depression.it has also good anti-oxidant properties. It also maintains high blood pressure and helps in controlling stress, anxiety and hormonal imbalances. Ashwagandha has shown effectiveness in reducing stress hormones, promoting intellect and memory, protecting against neuronal injury in Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s. It can also reverse or slow neuritic atrophy and synaptic loss in those diseases.
It plays a very good role in the healthy functioning of the brain. It has good anti-oxidant properties and plays a good role in controlling stress, anxiety, and depression. It helps in inducing good sleep and maintains healthy function of the brain. It also enhances memory.
A vegetable, is not just delicious but also nutritious and beneficial for your health. Asparagus has a diuretic effect on the body and is used as an herbal medicine for many mental disorders. The root of the asparagus plant is known to be the most beneficial in the treatment of depression. It activates the brain and nerves. One to two grams of dry powder can be used every day along with water. Asparagus is rich in folate, an important B vitamin that converts to folic acid in the body. Depression and anxiety have been linked to a folic acid deficiency in the body, and asparagus is one of the top food sources of this nutrient. Asparagus is also rich in Vitamin C and fiber. Vitamin C aids in reducing blood pressure and heart disease and fiber helps to slow down blood sugar in the body by promoting a sense of fullness.
Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) is widely known among the common people and medical fraternity because of its effectiveness for the brain, that’s why, it is commonly known as a brain tonic. It is used as medhya (brain tonic), laxative, aphrodisiac, nervine tonic, rejuvenator, health- promoting and complexion promoting. It also acts as a tranquilizer, hemostatic, hypnotic, anti-epileptic, and anti-hysterical. The use of Shankhapushpi is good in case of sleeplessness. It is good to promote memory. It is used for nervine tonic and brain tonic. Shankhpushpi is used as a Rasayan for rejuvenating nervous functions. It is used in case of epilepsy and convulsions. It is helpful in controlling of vomiting. Persons suffering from diabetes should take it.
Dr. Vikram Chauhan
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