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Can herbal supplements treat depression?

Can herbal supplements treat depression?

Yes: The most widely used & researched herb for depression is st. John's wort. The cochrane review of 29 research studies found it to work as well as pharmaceuticals with less side effects. It may be less effective in severe depression, but so are pharmaceuticals. See www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2008/10/081007192435.Htm. Another herb that often helps is rhodiola rosea. Please see comment for more:. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Herbal supiment for hotflashes?

Herbal supiment for hotflashes?

Black cohosh: You may try black cohosh and/ or soy protein. You might also like to read other doctor's answers regarding menopause and its possible treatments by typing in the word "menopause" in the "ask the doctor" box on your home page. There have been helpful hints from other doctors already, which you might also like to read. ...Read more

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Tried and true herbal remedies for depression?

Tried and true herbal remedies for depression?

Natural treatment: Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements ( i.e. 5 htp, same and st john's wort), journaling and support groups. Vitamins can also be helpful such as a b complex, vitamin d and omega 3. If you have severe depression therapy and medication work best. ...Read more

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Safe natural remedies for depression?

Safe natural remedies for depression?

Depression: One treatment that may or may not involve medication is cognitive behavioural therapy. Some herbal remedies have in the past been suggested but don't pan out. Talk to your pcp and try to get a referral for cbt. ...Read more

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Any natural approaches to menopause?

Yes: Most women can manage their hot flashes with measures such as dressing in layers, sipping ice water, avoiding trigger foods such as alcohol & spicy food. Paced breathing has been shown in research studies to reduce intensity and duration of hot flashes: http://www.Cascadewomenshealth.Org/download/pdfs/healtheducation/menopausal%20management/paced-breathing.Pdf. ...Read more

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What herbal remedies are for anxiety?

What herbal remedies are for anxiety?

Talk to dr.first: Kava -- might relax you w/o the feelings of sedation, but in some studies was linked to liver problems. If you have liver problems, don't take it w/o discussing with your doctor first. Vit. B and Folic Acid are believed to affect production of neurotransmitters and thus help with anxiety. Valerian -- helps with sleep and is believed to help with anxiety. ...Read more

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Are there any natural, herbal remedies used on depression?

Are there any natural, herbal remedies used on depression?

Yes: Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements ( i.e. 5 htp, same and st john's wort), journaling and light therapy. Vitamins can also be helpful such as a b complex, vitamin d and omega 3. For severe depression usually therapy and medication work best. ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements ease pinworm symptoms?

Can herbal supplements ease pinworm symptoms?

Sure: The only symptoms caused by pinworms is rectal itching; so there are plenty of otc treatments to relieve this. Pinworms are typically asymptomatic and harmless. The medicine to rid pinworms is easy and relatively non-toxic so i would do it to rid the pinworms. You would also need to wash linens, small clothes and household to prevent reinfection. ...Read more

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Can anyone suggest natural remedies for combating depression and anxiety?

Can anyone suggest natural remedies for combating depression and anxiety?

Options: Natural remedies for depression and anxiety include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements (i.E 5 htp, same and st john's wort), support groups and journaling. Limit caffeine as it can raise anxiety levels. Chamomile tea can help de-stress. For severe symptoms a combination treatment of medication and therapy is beneficial. ...Read more

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Are Tulsi and Raspberry Leaf effective remedies to cure hyperthyroidism?

Are Tulsi and Raspberry Leaf effective remedies to cure hyperthyroidism?

No......: but let's even assume they are, the thyroid has to be closely regulated--neither too much nor too little. You'd still need bloodwork, monitoring, figuring out why hyperthyroid, etc. Modern medicine supplanted plants because it is simpler and reliable. ...Read more

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Social anxiety, are there any proven herbal or vitamin remedies ?

Social anxiety, are there any proven herbal or vitamin remedies ?

Although: Passion flower, valerian ; chamomile may help anxiety in general - they are not specific for social anxiety. Although kava kava may help anxiety it has potential to cause liver damage. ...Read more

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Are therea any herbal remedies to help opiate withdrawal?

Are therea any herbal remedies to help opiate withdrawal?

Yes but?: There are some substances that can be ordered on line however they can carry their own risk of dependence. So i would not recommend them. Seek professional help, this is so important. Just the fact of you giving up the control of trying to treat your disease is a huge step forward in getting better, regardless of the method that may be used which may or may not include different medications. ...Read more

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Depression has a cure? natural remedy?

Depression has a cure? natural remedy?

Sometimes/many: Depression can be treated and sometimes cured but sometimes it tends to recur; it depends. There can be physical causes like hypothyroidism, vitamin deficiencies, gluten sensitivity etc. Natural treatments include tryptophan, SAMe, St. John's Wort, Turmeric, exercise and meditation and often help as well or more than drugs. Classical homeopathy can be very effective. Counseling can help too. ...Read more

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Can any herbal tea help anxiety disorders?

Can any herbal tea help anxiety disorders?

Yes: Valerian root and camomile are herbs that when prepared as teas can help to reduce anxiety. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for agitated depression?

Are there any natural remedies for agitated depression?

Yes: Talk to your doctor to see if the following is appropriate or enough for your particular situation to help fight agitation and depression: 1) daily exercise 2) omega-3 fatty acids 3) vitamin replacement therapy (if you blood levels are low) 4) various supplements, such as sam-e and inositol (but there might be interactions) 5) bright light therapy 6) mindfulness meditation 7) psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Are there any natural anxiety and depression treatments?

Are there any natural anxiety and depression treatments?

Sure!: First of all, make sure your overall health is good. Proper nutrition, exercise and sleep go a long way in treating anxiety and depressive symptoms. Yogo or other centering exercises and meditation are also often very helpful in reducing anxiety and depression. Keep a good social network, and spiritual connections too. ...Read more

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Are any natural supplements good for menopause treatment?

Are any natural supplements good for menopause treatment?

Multipollen extract : Multipollen extract and or yam based dhea helps with menopausal symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The natural decline in reproductive hormones when a woman reaches her 40s or 50s and ...Read more