Category Archives: Depression

Berberine From Coptis chinensis: Anxiolytic Agent

Berberine is a phytochemical present in a number of plants including Coptis chinensis. Berberine belongs to the alkaloid group of chemicals. Coptis chinensis is commonly called Chinese goldthread, and is a flowering plant native to China. Berberine is present mainly … Continue reading

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Treating Mood Disorders With Herbs

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Crinum giganteum (Large African Lily): Sedative and Anxiolytic Herb

Crinum giganteum is commonly called the large African Lily, and it is a flowering plant belonging to the Amaryllidaceae or amaryllis family of plants. The large African lily is characterised by large spreading green leaves and a large white flowers. … Continue reading

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Crocins from Saffron: Anxiolytic Carotenoid

Saffron is a herb derived from the dried stigma of the Crocus sativus plant. A large body of evidence suggests that saffron is a particularly useful herb against anxiety. A number of studies have shown the benefit of saffron in … Continue reading

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Crocus sativus (Saffron): Mood Enhancing Herb

Saffron is a herb that is made from the dried stigma of the Crocus sativus plant. The Crocus sativus plant belongs to the Iridaceae or iris  family of plants. As saffron is so difficult to produce in high quantities it … Continue reading

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Davilla rugosa: An Anxiolytic Plant from Brazil

Davilla rugosa is a herb that has historically been used in Brazilian folk medicine. One possible use for the herb is as an anxiolytic agent. For example, in one study researchers made extracts using the stems of the plant and … Continue reading

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Echium amoenum (Borage): Anxiolytic Herb

Echium amoenum is the borage plant. The plant is native to the region between the borders of Europe and The Middle East. The plant belongs to the Boraginaceae family of plants. In traditional medicine it has been historically known that … Continue reading

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Erythrina mulungu: Anxiety Treatment

Erythrina mulungu is a species if tree that is native to Brazil. Erythrina mulungu is used in Brazilian traditional medicine as a sedative and calmative, suggesting it has particular central nervous system effects. A number of erythrina species of plant … Continue reading

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Californian Poppy (Eschscholzia californica): Interaction With Serotonin Receptors

California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) is a plant that grows throughout California and belongs to the Papaveraceae or poppy family of plant. Evidence suggest that Californian poppy extracts possess sedative, anxiolytic and antidepressant effects. Phytochemicals within Californian poppy extracts interact with … Continue reading

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Euphoria longana: Another Anxiolytic Herb

Euphoria longana is a plant belonging to the Sapindaceae family of plants. The tree produces a fruit called the longan fruit. The pulp from this fruit is used as a general tonic for the treatment of a number of conditional … Continue reading

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