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Depression – Natural Remedies

Posted April 28, 2017

Antidepressant-like effects of the ethanolic extract of Xiaobuxin-Tang, a traditional Chinese herbal prescription in animal models of depression.

Depression Type: Depressive Disorder

Natural Remedy: Xiaobuxin-Tang

Zhang, Y. Z., Y. F. Li, N. J. Yu, L. Yuan, Y. M. Zhao, W. B. Xiao, and Z. P. Luo. “Antidepressant-Like Effects of the Ethanolic Extract of Xiaobuxin-Tang, a Traditional Chinese Herbal Prescription in Animal Models of Depression.” [In eng]. Chin Med J (Engl) 120, no. 20 (Oct 20 2007): 1792-6.

Anxiety and depression. Natural mood remedies.

Miller, M. C. “Anxiety and Depression. Natural Mood Remedies.” [In eng]. Newsweek 140, no. 23 (Dec 02 2002): 70.

Chinese herbal formula Xiao Yao San for treatment of depression: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials.

Depression Type: Depression

Natural Remedy: Xiao Yao San

Zhang, Y., M. Han, Z. Liu, J. Wang, Q. He, and J. Liu. “Chinese Herbal Formula Xiao Yao San for Treatment of Depression: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials.” [In eng]. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012 (2012): 931636.

Chinese herbal medicine and depression: The research evidence.

Depression Type: Depression

Natural Remedy: Chaihu-Shugan-San, Xiao Yao San

Butler, L., and K. Pilkington. “Chinese Herbal Medicine and Depression: The Research Evidence.” [In eng]. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2013 (2013): 739716.

Depression research in homeopathy: Hopeless or hopeful?

Bell, I. R. “Depression Research in Homeopathy: Hopeless or Hopeful?” [In eng]. Homeopathy 94, no. 3 (Jul 2005): 141-4.

Effects of Chinese herbal medicine Xiaoyao powder on monoamine neurotransmitters in hippocampus of rats with postpartum depression.

Depression Type: Postpartum Depression

Natural Remedy: Xiaoyao Powder

Wang, T., and F. Qin. “[Effects of Chinese Herbal Medicine Xiaoyao Powder on Monoamine Neurotransmitters in Hippocampus of Rats with Postpartum Depression].” [In chi]. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao 8, no. 11 (Nov 2010): 1075-9.

Efficacy of individualized homeopathic treatment and fluoxetine for moderate to severe depression in peri- and postmenopausal women (HOMDEP-MENOP): study protocol for a randomized, double-dummy, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

Depression Type: Major Depression

Natural Remedy: Homeopathic Individualized Treatments

Macias-Cortes Edel, C., L. Aguilar-Faisal, and J. Asbun-Bojalil. “Efficacy of Individualized Homeopathic Treatment and Fluoxetine for Moderate to Severe Depression in Peri- and Postmenopausal Women (Homdep-Menop): Study Protocol for a Randomized, Double-Dummy, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial.” [In eng]. Trials 14 (Apr 23 2013): 105.

GABAergic functions and depression: from classical therapies to herbal medicine.

Depression Type: Major Depression (moderate to severe intensity)

Natural Remedy: Not reported

Leung, J. W., and H. Xue. “Gabaergic Functions and Depression: From Classical Therapies to Herbal Medicine.” [In eng]. Curr Drug Targets CNS Neurol Disord 2, no. 6 (Dec 2003): 363-74.

Herbal medicine (Gan Mai Da Zao decoction) for depression: A systematic review protocol.

Depression Type: Depression

Natural Remedy: Gan Mai Da Zao decoction

Jun, J. H., J. A. Lee, T. Y. Choi, K. J. Yun, H. J. Lim, and M. S. Lee. “Herbal Medicine (Gan Mai Da Zao Decoction) for Depression: A Systematic Review Protocol.” [In eng]. BMJ Open 4, no. 1 (Jan 06 2014): e003690.

Herbal medicine for depression, anxiety and insomnia: A review of psychopharmacology and clinical evidence.

Depression Type: Major Depression

Natural Remedy: Hypericum perforatum, Echium amoenum, Crocus sativus, Rhodiola rosea

Sarris, J., A. Panossian, I. Schweitzer, C. Stough, and A. Scholey. “Herbal Medicine for Depression, Anxiety and Insomnia: A Review of Psychopharmacology and Clinical Evidence.” [In eng]. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 21, no. 12 (Dec 2011): 841-60.

Herbal remedies in depression – State of the art.

Depression Type: Mild or Moderate Depression

Natural Remedy: Hypericum, lavender, borage, roseroot, chamomile, saffron, and ginseng

Szafranski, T. “[Herbal Remedies in Depression–State of the Art].” [In pol]. Psychiatr Pol 48, no. 1 (Jan-Feb 2014): 59-73.

Homeopathic individualized Q-potencies versus fluoxetine for moderate to severe depression: Double-blind, randomized non-inferiority trial.

Depression Type: Acute Depression

Natural Remedy: Quinquagintamillesmial

Adler, U. C., N. M. Paiva, A. T. Cesar, M. S. Adler, A. Molina, A. E. Padula, and H. M. Calil. “Homeopathic Individualized Q-Potencies Versus Fluoxetine for Moderate to Severe Depression: Double-Blind, Randomized Non-Inferiority Trial.” [In eng]. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2011 (2011): 520182.

Homeopathic treatment of depression and anxiety.

Depression Type: Major Depression, social phobia, panic disorder

Natural Remedy: Homeopathic treatment

Davidson, J. R., R. M. Morrison, J. Shore, R. T. Davidson, and G. Bedayn. “Homeopathic Treatment of Depression and Anxiety.” [In eng]. Altern Ther Health Med 3, no. 1 (Jan 1997): 46-9.

Homeopathy for Depression – DEP-HOM: Study protocol for a randomized, partially double-blind, placebo controlled, four armed study.

Depression Type: Acute Depression

Natural Remedy: Q-potencies

Adler, U. C., S. Kruger, M. Teut, R. Ludtke, I. Bartsch, L. Schutzler, F. Melcher, et al. “Homeopathy for Depression–Dep-Hom: Study Protocol for a Randomized, Partially Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled, Four Armed Study.” [In eng]. Trials 12 (Feb 14 2011): 43.

Homeopathy for Depression: A Randomized, Partially Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Four-Armed Study (DEP-HOM).

Depression Type: Acute Major Depression

Natural Remedy: Q-potencies

Adler, U. C., S. Kruger, M. Teut, R. Ludtke, L. Schutzler, F. Martins, S. N. Willich, K. Linde, and C. M. Witt. “Homeopathy for Depression: A Randomized, Partially Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Four-Armed Study (Dep-Hom).” [In eng]. PLoS One 8, no. 9 (2013): e74537.

Homeopathy for depression: A systematic review of the research evidence.

Depression Type: Depression and Depressive Disorders

Natural Remedy: Not reported

Pilkington, K., G. Kirkwood, H. Rampes, P. Fisher, and J. Richardson. “Homeopathy for Depression: A Systematic Review of the Research Evidence.” [In eng]. Homeopathy 94, no. 3 (Jul 2005): 153-63.

Management of depression by homeopathic practitioners in Sydney, Australia.

Depression Type: Depression

Natural Remedy: Not reported

Makich, L., R. Hussain, and J. H. Humphries. “Management of Depression by Homeopathic Practitioners in Sydney, Australia.” [In eng]. Complement Ther Med 15, no. 3 (Sep 2007): 199-206.

Night sweats, sleep disturbance, and depression associated with diminished libido in late menopausal transition and early postmenopause: baseline data from the Herbal Alternatives for Menopause Trial (HALT).

Depression Type: Depression

Natural Remedy: Not reported

Reed, S. D., K. M. Newton, A. Z. LaCroix, L. C. Grothaus, and K. Ehrlich. “Night Sweats, Sleep Disturbance, and Depression Associated with Diminished Libido in Late Menopausal Transition and Early Postmenopause: Baseline Data from the Herbal Alternatives for Menopause Trial (Halt).” [In eng]. Am J Obstet Gynecol 196, no. 6 (Jun 2007): 593 e1-7; discussion 93 e7.

Recurrent relapses of depression in a patient established on sertraline after taking herbal medicinal mixtures – A herb-drug interaction?

Depression Type: Depression

Natural Remedy: Ayurvedic Herbal Mixtures

Prasad, K. P., P. G. Tharangani, and C. N. Samaranayake. “Recurrent Relapses of Depression in a Patient Established on Sertraline after Taking Herbal Medicinal Mixtures–a Herb-Drug Interaction?” [In eng]. J Psychopharmacol 23, no. 2 (Mar 2009): 216-9.

Special dialogue: Herbal remedies for depression.

Stanga, C. Y. “Special Dialogue: Herbal Remedies for Depression.” [In eng]. Clin Cornerstone 1, no. 4 (1999): 55-7.

St. John’s wort: an herbal remedy for depression?

Natural Remedy: St. John’s wort

Evans, M. F., and K. Morgenstern. “St. John’s Wort: An Herbal Remedy for Depression?” [In eng]. Can Fam Physician 43 (Oct 1997): 1735-6.

The beneficial effects of the herbal medicine free and easy wanderer plus (FEWP) and fluoxetine on post-stroke depression.

Depression Type: Post-Stroke Depression

Natural Remedy: Free and Easy Wanderer Plus

Li, L. T., S. H. Wang, H. Y. Ge, J. Chen, S. W. Yue, and M. Yu. “The Beneficial Effects of the Herbal Medicine Free and Easy Wanderer Plus (Fewp) and Fluoxetine on Post-Stroke Depression.” [In eng]. J Altern Complement Med 14, no. 7 (Sep 2008): 841-6.

The efficacy of vitamins for reducing or preventing depression symptoms in healthy individuals: Natural remedy or placebo?

Depression Type: Depression

Natural Remedy: multivitamin, B-complex vitamin

America, A., and L. S. Milling. “The Efficacy of Vitamins for Reducing or Preventing Depression Symptoms in Healthy Individuals: Natural Remedy or Placebo?” [In eng]. J Behav Med 31, no. 2 (Apr 2008): 157-67.

The feasibility of a randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial of homeopathic treatment of depression in general practice.

Depression Type: Depression

Natural Remedy: Individualized Homeopathic Treatmen

Katz, T., P. Fisher, A. Katz, J. Davidson, and G. Feder. “The Feasibility of a Randomised, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial of Homeopathic Treatment of Depression in General Practice.” [In eng]. Homeopathy 94, no. 3 (Jul 2005): 145-52.