Category Archives: Mood

Chlorophytum borivilianum: Mechanisms of Action

Chlorophytum borivilianum is a plant that belongs to the lily family. The plant grows to a height of about 1.5 meters in tropical and subtropical parts of India. Chlorophytum borivilianum is used in a number of Ayurvedic formulas where it … Continue reading

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Associations Between Mood Disorders And Type 2 Diabetes

It is known that sex differences exist in the development of mood disorders for men and women. This may be expected as sex differences are known to exist for many common diseasese including cardiovascular disease and obesity. Some disagreement has … Continue reading

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Adaptogenic Herbs Against Depression

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Oxalis Plants: Memory Enhancers

Oxalis plants are a group of medicinal plants that are called wood sorrel. For example, Oxalis corniculata, or creeping wood sorrel, grows in the tropical regions of the world and is used therapeutically as a medicinal herb. Oxalis corniculata has … Continue reading

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Diet And Its Influence On Mood

The link between stress and mood disorders is well established. Anecdotally, most people can relate low mood to a period of stress. However, what is less well understood is the role that a low quality diet can have in the … Continue reading

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Huperzia serrata: An Anxiolytic Herb?

Huperzia serrata is a plant belonging to the Lycopodium or clubmoss group of plants. In traditional Chinese medicine the plant is referred to as Qian Ceng Ta. A number of medicinally relevant phytochemicals have been identified from Huperzia serrata including … Continue reading

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Oxalis corniculata As An Anxiolytic

Oxalis corniculata is a plant commonly called creeping wood sorrel or sleeping beauty. It belongs to a group of similar plants that are often also called wood sorrel. Oxalis wood sorrel plants belong to the family Oxalidaceae. The leaves of … Continue reading

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Dog Rose (Rosa canina) And Depression

The dog rose is a climbing plant found in Europe, Africa and Asia, with pale pink or white flowers. The plant is known to possess medicinal effects because of the phytochemicals it contains, and is particularly high in antioxidants, including … Continue reading

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Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum) As An Antidepressant

A number of amino acids are known to help regulate neurotransmitter function. Some of these such as l-tyrosine and l-tryptophan can be direct precursors to neurotransmitters, whilst other amino acids such as GABA and l-glutamate act as neurotransmitters themselves. Fenugreek … Continue reading

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Anxiety Part 1: What Is It?

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