Information on Herbal Remedies for Depression and Insomnia

Depression is an illness that involves the emotional state of the body, mind and thoughts. It can be a result of prolonged emotional or mental stress, strain, long-term dependence on medication, general deficiency in nervous and digestive systems. It can also be a condition of hypothyroidism or anaemia. Depression is not considered to be a physical weakness.

If this condition prolongs, it can interfere with daily chores of life. It also affects relationships, performance and output. This may also result in the individual starting to feel negative towards life in general. Sometimes anxiety can also result in acute state of depression, which may result in suicidal feelings.

A large number of people avoid seeking treatment, whereas if treatment is taken at the outset of depressive symptoms, it is easy for doctors to help patients to recover from this illness.

Alternative therapy can be an effective way to treat depression. Based on individual constitution, food habits, lifestyle and state of mind, herbal remedies are prescribed, so that root cause of weakness in system is corrected with the help of herbs. Always consult a qualified herbalist to get the right treatment.

Meditation, relaxation exercises, regular sleep, outings with the family and friends, changes in lifestyle and a healthy balanced diet are some of the ways described to be an effective way of combating this condition.

Insomnia is a condition when you are unable to sleep through the night. Everyone experiences such a situation. When this condition continuous for weeks, it is considered to be acute case of insomnia and becomes a medical disorder. Factors that contribute to insomnia are a stressful hectic lifestyle, depression, anxiety and other psychological disorders.

With ayurvedic herbal products, insomnia is treated not for its symptoms but it aims to correct the imbalances within the human body, which are the main cause of this disorder. There are various herbs available, which are very effective because of their sedative properties and also have a nourishing effect on the nervous system. Each herb has a different affect on the individual constitution of a person; hence a qualified Ayurvedacharya can determine the specific herbs for different conditions and constitutions.

Herbal aromatherapy bath is also known to be helpful for treatment of insomnia. It can be used with aromatic infusions and essential oils. Warm water releases the natural aromatic properties of the herbs; this lovely and soothing effect stimulates the nervous system, brain and bloodstream and relaxes the body and soul.

Herbal aromatherapy bath is also known to be helpful for treatment of insomnia. It can be used with aromatic infusions and essential oils. Warm water releases the natural aromatic properties of the herbs; this lovely and soothing effect stimulates the nervous system, brain and bloodstream and relaxes the body and soul.

A cup of herbal tea at night also has a calming effect on the nervous system. Caffeine causes restlessness and sleep disorders. Avoid intake of excessive tea. Taking a healthy balanced diet is essential to give nourishment to your nervous system. Avoid junk and processed food.

An integral part of treatment for insomnia is that we manage our hectic lifestyle in such a way that due importance is given to relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, exercises, rejuvenation tours with family and friends, watching TV programmes of your choice and morning or evening walk.