Category Archives: Depression

Aloysia Plants: Central Nervous System Effects

Aloysia plants are a group of flowering plants that belong to the Verbenaceae or vervain family of plants. As a group the plants are generally known as beebrushes, and are native to the Americas. Evidence suggests that certain plants from … Continue reading

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Persian Silk Tree (Albizia julibrissin): Anti-Stress and Mood Elevating Herb

Albizia julibrissin is a tree often referred to as mimosa. The tree belongs to the Leguminosae or legume family of plant, and has a long history of use in traditional medicine.  A number of trees within the Albizia group of … Continue reading

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Angelica sinensis (Dong Quai): Traditional Medicine for Mood

Angelica sinensis  is commonly called Dong Quai or female ginseng. Dong Quai is a traditional Chinese medicine, and the plant that contains a number of phytochemicals that give it particular pharmacological effects which include an ability to modulate correct female … Continue reading

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Annona diversifolia

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Riparin: Antidepressant Phytochemical from Aniba riparia

Aniba riparia is a plant that produces a fruit, and this fruit contains a number of phytochemicals that may possess mood elevating properties. These are generally referred to as riparins, and include methyl ether of N-benzoyl tyramine (riparin I), N-(2-hydroxybenzoil) … Continue reading

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Annona cherimola (Cherimoya): Anti-Anxiety Herb

Annona cherimola (Cherimoya) is a plant belonging to the Annonaceae family of plant. It is native to South America, but is now grow commercially in many tropical countries. The fruit of the tree is known as the custard apple on … Continue reading

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Dogbane (Apocynum venetum): Sedative and Anxiolytic Herb

Dogbane (Apocynum venetum) is also sometimes called luobuma. Evidence suggests that extracts of the herb have particular sedative and anxiolytic effects. In a review of the herb, researchers found evidence that dogbane possesses a wide range of pharmaceutical effects including … Continue reading

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Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi): Cognitive Effects in Healthy Humans

Bacopa monnieri is a herb used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. In India, Bacopa monnieri is called brahmi. Extracts of brahmi have been reported to cause significant improvements in memory and learning in humans, and central nervous system effects are known … Continue reading

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Caesalpinia Bonducella: Traditional Herb With Central Nervous System Effects

Caesalpinia bonducella belongs to the Caesalpiniaceae family of plants. Although now found all over the World in tropical regions, Caesalpinia bonducella is often closely associated with mountainous and coastal regions of India and Sri Lanka. Medicinally the Caesalpinia bonducella plant … Continue reading

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B Vitamins for Mood?

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