Herbs for depression and sleep

Herbs that effect your sleep and moods can be safe and effective when taken under the guidelines of your doctor or a practitioner.

St.John’s wort: Also called hypericum, an herb that has been used for centuries for many aliment. Mood disorders, pain, insect bites, burns and malaria just to name a few. This available over the counter in supplements, extracts, capsules and teas.this is use by some to help with mild depression and to curb side effects when quitting smoking.

Experts claim that this herb can help treat mild depression by making more mood-enhancing neurotransmitters that can perk up your brain. Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo New York Claim that 9 out of 24 people that took the herb while giving up smoking did not gain weight and it reduces the angst of withdraw.

Yes, even this can have side effects like rashes, upset stomach and can alter medications making some side effects worse or like birth control not as effective.

Valerian: Now we come to the herb that can help with your lose of sleep, this herb has sedative properties.It can be taken in capsule form, extract  or you can soak the dry root in tea and drink it if you can get passed the smell. There is no prof that inhaling the steam has any effect so safe your self from the nasty smell. This has been used for insomnia, those that take valerian extract fall asleep faster and wake up fewer times during the night. It is believed to raise production of a neurotransmitter GABA that slows clams sensory processing. This herb has been found to be as effective as prescription sleep aids without they medication hangover the next day.

The extract works the best supplements and teas tend to worker slower, it can take a week to know if it is going to work for you. Taken with alcohol or other medication that cause drowsiness can make even insomniacs too sleepy to function. Ask an expert on a reliable brand. These herbs are effective and when used with the knowledge of how your body will react to them. It is your responsibility so asks questions before you use these herbs , talk to your doctor or practitioner.

But now put away and rid yourselves of all these things: anger, rage, bad feeling toward others, curse and slander, and foulmouth abuse and shameful utterances from your lips!………..And………..clothe…..yourself with the new, which is renewed and remolded into knowledge after the image of Him who created it.

Colossians 3:8,10