Introduction

It is a state of low mood & aversion to activity. Depressed person may feel sad anxious, empty, hopeless, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable or restless.

Depression

Symptoms of Depression

  • Sadness
  • Worthlessness
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Crying spells
  • Apathy
  • Restlessness
  • Lack of concentration
  • With drawl
  • Overeating
  • Loss of appetite
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Physical pain

Causes of Depression

  • Genetic
  • Environmental
  • Psychological

Natural Treatment for Depression

Herbs & Supplements

  • Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica)
  • Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis)
  • Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi)
  • Tagar (Valeriana Officinalis)

Mind & Body approach

Pranayamas

  • Deep breathing
  • Bhastrika
  • Bhuamri
  • Nadi-Shodhna

Aasna

Shava Aasna

Relaxation therapy

  • Yoga Nidra
  • Meditation

Diet in Depression

Do’s

  • Shellfish
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Mushrooms
  • Soya beans
  • Almonds
  • Rasins
  • Cashew nuts
  • Pisacheo nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Brown rice
  • Wheat with musk
  • Pulses
  • Carrot
  • Fish
  • Bread
  • Yeast
  • Fruit juice
  • Cheese

Dont’s

Sugar