Home Remedies for Depression
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Depression is defined as a state of mind when people tend to get upset to such an extent that they start effecting their daily life and activities. Patient suffering from depression loose charm in life, feel unable in doing daily chores, feel frustrated and utterly depressed and sad. Today, the kind of life we are living, the kind of work pressure and food habit all lead to nothing but severe diseases, and depression is one of them. This article will explain in detail the simple home remedies for the cure of depression. In ayurveda depression is known as vishad.

  1. Causes for Depression
  2. Symptoms of Depression
  3. Home Remedies for Depression

Depression Causes

The cause for depression can be emotional or can be prolonged illness, some misshapenness, failure to achieve success, etc. The major causes for depression are lack of optimism, poor family relation; unforgettable tragic incident like death of dear ones or failure in career, etc., improper menstrual cycle or menopause is one reason of depression in women, hormonal disorder, excess intake of drugs or excess intake of junk foods, soft drinks, etc.

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Symptoms of Depression

Patient suffering from depression loose charm in life, loss his sense, feel tired and jaded, stay extremely upset and dull, avoid mixing and communicating with other people, feel restless, finds trouble in sleeping, unwillingness to eat, feels frustrated and gets irritated very easily, become violent or may start crying, feel physically and mentally weak and inferior from others. So these are some of the common symptoms of depression

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Home Remedies for Depression - Depression Treatment

Depression is an unhealthy state of mind. Patient suffering from this disease should undergo several home remedies or may join yoga classes or other art-of-living classes. Here are some of the effective home remedies for depression.

Gulab (Rose):

Rose petals plays magical role in curing depression. Take 20-30 rose petals and add into a glass of water and boil it for 15 minutes. Allow the mixture to stand and cool it. Take this mixture 2-3 times a day. This is one of the useful home remedies for depression.

Shatavari (Asparagus):

Asparagus, especially its root has strong medicinal property in the depression treatment. The root can be grinded into powder and patient may take it 1-2 times a day.

Cashew nut:

Cashew nut plays important role in improving digestive as well as respiratory system. It makes the heart happy and free from depression. These cashewnuts are rich in Vitamins (B and B2) and makes mind healthy and happy.

Ointment prepared from lemon:

This lemon-rich ointment plays vital role in curing depression by refreshing brain tissues, heart, tiredness, etc. Take 25-30 grams of lemon herbs and add it into cold water. Allow it to stand for 12-14 hours. This ointment can be used 2-3 times a day. This is one of the best home remedies for depression..


There is a famous proverb ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Apple has lots of medicinal quality and hence considered as one of the healthiest fruit. Apple contains minerals like phosphorus, potassium and is rich in vitamins. Apple can be taken raw or a pieces of apple can be added in milk with 1-2 tablespoon of honey can be given to the patient suffering from depression. One of the useful home remedies for depression.

Balanced diet:

Balanced diet rich in green vegetables, fruits, grams, brown rice, wheat flour, fresh juice (all these are rich in Vitamin B), etc., is important to keep the body away from any kind of disease. Food rich in Vitamin C are also good. It is found that too much intake of caffeine, chocolates; beverages, junk and fried foods have adverse effect on the mood and mental peace. Patient suffering from depression should stay away from these unhealthy things. It is advisable for everyone to take three meals a day, with fruits in the morning and cereals; rice in the lunch, dinner, however, should not be heavy consisting of salads, soups, etc.

Ela (Cardamom) rich tea:

Mild tea with cardamom seed powder has an important role in curing depression. Prepare tea with less tea leaves into it. Add finely powdered cardamom seeds into it. Patient suffering from depression will start forgetting his pains as his nerves started relaxing. This is one of the important home remedies for depression.

More you think about the painful incidents more you get stressed and depress, so a patient suffering from depression should indulge in activities that make him happy, he should talk, play and involve in other activities with other people. This way he will stay away from the depressing atmosphere he has made around himself. Exercises and yogas too have a greater role in the depression treatment. It makes both body and mind healthy and strong. Patient starts thinking as an optimist and feels confidence. Yogas, meditation too have major role in making people mentally strong, it makes the body beautiful and healthy from inside. It makes the digestive, respiratory system strong, and brings a stable state of mind. Thus, all these remedies are true effective remedies for curing depression. However, one should not forget, until a person is willing to come out of depression or frustration no medicine can do its magic.

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#1 - SUFIAN USMAN - 07/02/2008 - 04:16
thank u for advising and nice leterature ,my wife has been cured of depression after reading ur article ..thanx so much
#2 - gp - 07/11/2009 - 22:46
avery nice and useful suggestion for depression i hope many people will benifit from this
#3 - aanupama - 08/28/2009 - 02:18
hey i was feeling that life has been finished after losing a girl whom i love most.but after trying these steps,i began to laugh,i began to enjoy my life.thank u for this wonderful suggestion.
#4 - Rahul - 01/04/2010 - 07:56
i love an guy he is not bothered abt me i am suffering by his thoughts i dont have confident i am an short tempered person i need an quick relief from this problem
#5 - deepa - 10/24/2010 - 09:41
Good suggestions. I am suffering from concealed depression. What will be your advice?
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