Category Archives: Depression

Neuroprotective Effects for Hericium erinaceus

Hericium erinaceus is a fungus used in traditional medicine, and studies suggest that it possesses a number of medicinal properties. These effects include mood elevating effects. The mood elevating effects of the fungus may stem from its neuroprotective ability. For … Continue reading

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Lion’s mane (Hericium erinaceus) As An Anxiolytic and Antidepressant

Hericium erinaceus is an edible fungi that has a number of medicinal effects in animals and humans. Common names for Hericium erinaceus include lion’s mane. The fungus belongs to the tooth fungus group (Basidiomycota) and is found in North America, … Continue reading

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Anthocyanins are Neuroprotective

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Orange Blossom: Anti-Anxiety Treatment

Orange blossom refers to the flower of the orange plant Citrus aurantium. The blossom is used for a number of commercial purposes including as a perfume. Medicinally orange blossom is regarded as having effects on the central nervous system, and … Continue reading

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Marjoram (Origanum majorana): Anti-Anxiety Herb

Marjoram (Origanum majorana) is a perennial plant that grows as a shrub. The plant is also referred to as oregano, sweet marjoram and knotted marjoram. Marjoram is found in Cyprus, Turkey and is cultivated primarily for its culinary uses where … Continue reading

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Myrtenol: Anxiolytic Component of Myrtle?

Myrtle (myrtus communis) is a medicinal plant noted for its mood elevating effects. Its use in the treatment of insomnia and nervous conditions suggest that it has a significant effect on the central nervous system. A number of studies have … Continue reading

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Sedative and Hypnotic Effects of Myrtle

Myrtle (Myrtus communis) is a plant used as a traditional medicine. In certain countries such as Ethiopia extracts of the plant are used for the purpose of treating insomnia. Incidence of insomnia ranges from 10 to 20 % depending on … Continue reading

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Myrtle (Myrtus communis): Mood Elevating Herb for Sleep Disorders

Myrtle (Myrtus communis) is an evergreen perennial shrub belonging to the Myrtaceae family of plants. The plant possesses multiple stems and produces a white flower, being found growing in humid regions of Southern Europe, North Africa, Western Asia and India. … Continue reading

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Rose Oil Aromatherapy for Anxiety

Plants contain essential oils, and many of these have been shown to have medicinal effects. Essential oils from plants can be absorbed through the respiratory system, and then can have physiological effects. Rose sent is known to affect the central … Continue reading

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How Does Sleep Relate to Mood?

Self reported symptoms of anxious and depressed individuals often include an inability to sleep consistently or deeply. Results dating back to the 1960s suggest that anxiety and depression may result in changes to sleep patterns as measured electroencephalograms. For example, … Continue reading

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