Category Archives: Mood

Momordica charantia As An Antidepressant Herb

Momordica charantia plant used in traditional African medicine as a treatment for depression. The plant is commonly called the bitter gourd and is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family of plants. Animal studies have corroborated the historical use of the … Continue reading

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Dietary Tryptophan as a Treatment For Anxiety

Anxiety may be caused in some cases by dysfunctional serotonin synthesis. Increasing dietary intake of tryptophan may be a useful strategy in the treatment of anxiety because tryptophan is converted into serotonin. Supplemental tryptophan has been shown to increase brain … Continue reading

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Rose Hips as A Treatment for Depression

Depression is often associated with a number of chronic diseases. Diabetes is one such disease where patients are at a higher risk of developing depression. Treatment strategies surrounding depression therefore have not only to consider the defects to the insulin … Continue reading

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Chinese Angelica (Angelica sinensis)

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Chaenomeles maulei As A Mood Elevating Herb

Chaenomeles is a group of plants belonging to the Rosaceae (rose) family of plants. The plants can be found growing naturally in Korea, China and Burma. In these countries, Chaenomeles plants are used in traditional medicine systems for a variety … Continue reading

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Ruta graveolens (Common Rue)

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Ziziphus jujube as an Antidepressant

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Rosa Canina Flowers As a Treatment for Anxiety

Rosa canina is a flowering plant that belongs to the Rosaceae family. Common names for the plant include dog rose, rose hip or briar rose. The flowers on the plant are fragrant white or pink, and the plant produces fruits … Continue reading

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Pulsatilla nigricans: An Anti-Anxiety Herb

Pulsatilla nigricans is a flowering plant that belongs to the buttercup or Ranunculaceae family of plants. These plants can be found growing throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Pulsatilla nigricans is used in traditional medicine as a treatment for … Continue reading

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Anxiety and Depression as a Complex Disorder

Anxiety and depression are mood disorders that have complex aetiologies and complex progressions. Anxiety is defined as a feeling of unease. Depression is defined as a low mood. Both disorders can persist for a period of time, and have no … Continue reading

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