Category Archives: Depression

Caffeine: Anxiolytic or Anxiogenic Agent?

Caffeine is often considered to be an anxiogenic compound. In other words, caffeine is thought to be responsible for generating feelings of anxiety in individuals. One of the strategies often suggested to be useful in the treatment of anxiety is … Continue reading

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Dacryodes edulis: Mood Elevator

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Ginseng and Depression

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Ocimum Gratissimum Essential Oil

Ocimum gratissimum is a herb with central nervous system effects. These effects are not fully understood, but appear to give leaf extracts of the herb sedative, relaxant, anxiolytic and antidepressant effects. It is thought that the essential oil of the … Continue reading

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Ocimum gratissimum: A Herb With Antioxidants

Ocimum gratissimum is a herb that is used in traditional medicine for its antimicrobial activity. A number of studies suggest that the herb also possesses central nervous system effects, and in this regard may have anxiolytic effects. Chemical analysis of … Continue reading

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Two Herbal Remedies for Sleep

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Ocimum gratissimum: Anxiolytic Herb?

Ocimum gratissimum is more commonly called African basil or clove basil. The plant is found in parts of Africa and South and Central America and is a member of the Lamiaceae or mint family. A number of plants from this … Continue reading

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Quercetin-3-O-Rutinoside

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Schinus molle (California Pepper)

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Moringa Oleifera: Antidepressant Herb?

Plant contain a range of phytochemicals and many of these have been shown to benefit mental health. Much of this benefit comes from the ability of plant chemicals to reduce inflammation and inhibit cortisol release, two processes intricately linked to … Continue reading

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