Do herbal remedies work or does it take something stronger??

United States
June 4, 2007 11:31pm CST
Depression is a serious issue and you find that people try all different methods but what really works. What do you think? Is it possible to sip some type of herbal tea or use some herbal remedy to cure depression or is it Zoloft to the rescue. I am not sure how I feel on this matter.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
5 Jun 07
I have used hearbal tea to help me sleep before it seems to help. I also have tryed other things. i have a herbal book that actully tells you pills to buy over the counter that can help with depression.
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• United States
5 Jun 07
I would like to find out the name of that book if at all possible.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
5 Jun 07
It's called "The New Healing Herbs" by Michael Castleman. The classic guide to nature's best medicines.
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
5 Jun 07
Nothing is closer to man than nature. All human ills can be cured through nature. All it needs is a good ayurvedic doctor who can identify the herbs required for various ills.
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• United States
5 Jun 07
Wow, I had never heard of a Ayurvedic doctor before, I will be looking into that more. Thnks for the comment.
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
5 Jun 07
There are so many herbal medicines information of which are passed on to us by generations and it really holds good. Greatest thing is there is no side effect.
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@darshae (26)
• United States
21 Jul 07
It really depends on how severe your depression is. I tried all the herbal remedies, but unfortunately they didn't work. Like you, I wasn't sure medication was the answer. Zoloft does help.
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• United States
22 Jul 07
Thank you for your input. It is strange how different things work for different people.
• China
5 Jun 07
Herbal medicines can treat some diseases.There are different decoctions to treat different diseases.And each decoction is a combination of different kind of herbs.I don't know whether there are any chinese medincine in your country.I am not sure whether the herbal remedy you talk about is similar to the herbal medincines Italk here.In chinese medicine,certain decoctions can improve the condition of depressing patients.The most of all,medicine is not the only method to your condition.I think you should find out the original reason to your feeling.Was there anything,any people who made you have such feeling?Do you suffer from any pressure in your work?Try to meet as many friends as you can and share your thinkings with them.Keep in a positive attitude in your daily life.If possible,go to see a psychoanalysis.
• United States
5 Jun 07
that all sounds like a great idea. Thanks for the comments and suggestions.
@sodapop (977)
• United States
5 Jun 07
I have had major depression, and I tried to kid myself that herbal remedy would help me. It didn't. I had to get anti-depressents to pull myself up after I was so down. I have had no side effects, and I am taking less now then when I was really depressed. I think maybe if you are mildly depressed, herbal remedy might work for you. But I had more than depression, I had anxiety, panic attacks, ect.
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• United States
5 Jun 07
yes, I think there is a point when medical intervention is necessary. I am glad that you were able to get help and find a method that works. Thanks for the comments.