More research is needed to fully understand the effect of herbal remedies in lifting symptoms of depression. Some people find that natural remedies work well in helping combat depressive symptoms. While herbal remedies should not replace medical treatment for depression, some people use herbal supplements and other complementary therapies alongside conventional medicine. A doctor should always be consulted before taking any supplements.
St John’s Wort originated in Ancient Greece has been used in western medicine for thousands of years. It is the most well known and researched natural treatment for depression and extensive research indicates that the plant can be effective in relieving symptoms of milder forms of depression. The herbs listed below are also suggested for depression: