If you have noticed that you are not optimistic lately, you often get sad, tired, lack motivation to perform any activities, you have depressive states, fears, and you lack the desire for things that previously pleased you – check how to deal with bad well-being.
Herbal medicine has been used for millions of years to treat a wide variety of diseases. Even today in the most technologically advanced countries, you can still remember the wonderful properties of herbs, especially in the context of mental health.
What herbs to use for bad mood?
St. John’s wort, is a plant with versatile action and a variety of active substances. This herb has a variety of compounds that help maintain the body’s normal condition. These include, e.g.: catechin tannins, flavonoid glycosides, essential oils, anthranoid compounds, pectins, choline, hypericin, phytosterols, organic acids, but also those known to each of us, such as vitamin C and K, and mineral salts. Regular use of infusions from St. John’s wort or dietary supplements with the content of extracts from this plant improves digestion, reduces fever, alleviates various pains, emphasizing those associated with rheumatism, and accelerating wound healing. St. John’s wort also has diuretic properties, and is also a great element in the prevention of cholelithiasis and urolithiasis. However, the most valued function of this plant is the antidepressant effect, which is due to the content of hypericin, which contributes to the increase in serotonin concentration in the central nervous system. Thanks to this the mood is significantly improved, the nerves are soothed. St. John’s Wort also supports memory, concentration and facilitates learning.
Melissa, in turn, is a wealth of essential oil that contains terpenes, tannins of bitterness, coffee, ferulic and rosemary acids. Melissa has a relaxing effect, mainly due to the content of the aforementioned oil and triterpene compounds. Their action is based on reducing the sensitivity threshold of the central system, and hence – increasing resistance to stress, lowering tension, and thus – improving mood.
Milk thistle gained its popularity primarily thanks to detoxification, which is based on a positive effect on the functioning of the liver in the process of cleansing the body. In stressful situations, which are extremely common to us, there is a large number of stress hormone secretion, which causes slower metabolism and deposition in the body. For this reason, we feel increased weakness, nervousness and lack of appetite. Milk thistle affects the feeling of lightness in the liver, which in turn is associated with a significant improvement in mood.
In herbalism, lavender is also commonly used. It contains essential oil, which is the source of innumerable quantities of compounds responsible for the health of the nervous system. As you know, the very pleasant scent of lavender oil causes relaxation, relaxation and alleviation of the effects of stress. Lavender also helps in stimulating mental activity.
Fans of beer know very well that after consuming a small amount of this golden beverage, we can observe significant relaxation, a feeling of peace and even drowsiness. This drink owes its soothing properties to hop content, which also reduces blood pressure.