HERBAL FORMULA FOR DEPRESSION
This formula is to help treat depression. The disease is caused by prolonged stagnation according to Chinese Medicine and can happen at any age although it is mostly seen in mid to late age. This formula promotes movement of qi and blood and has an antidepressant effect to elevate mood and energy. Some of the symptoms are:
- Low energy
- Prolonged sadness
- Lack of interest in daily activities
Description of herbal formula according to traditional herbal medicine:
Herba Hypericum: This herb has been shown to relieve depression by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin an other neurotransmitters, such as nor epinephrine and dopamine.
Cortex Albiziae: Calms the spirit, relieves depression and irritability.
Radix Polygalae: Pacifies the heart and calms the spirit to relieve depression. It also treats restlessness, palpitations, insomnia.
Massa Fermentata: Dissolves food stagnation, promotes digestion and harmonizes the stomach to help nourish the body.
Rhizoma Acori: Opens the mind, eliminates phlegm to increase alertness, and calm the spirit.
Rhizoma Cyperi: Spreads the liver and regulates the Qi to help with symptoms such as emotional disturbances and frequent sighing. This herb is also excellent in relieving stomach pain caused by stress.
Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong: Activates qi and blood circulation to dispel wind and relieve pain. With depression pain can seem more intense, by activating the qi and blood pain can be decreased.
Radix Curcumae: Clears the heart, opens orifices to treat anxiety, irritability, mania.
Gota kula: Helps with blood circulation to remove heat that may be disturbing the heart.
Green Tea: Lifts the mood and harmonizes the formula.
Recommended to drink 1-3 cups daily
This formula is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose the above condition. The information given is strictly according to traditional herbal medicine and should be used and prescribed as an herbal supplement