15 Natural Antidepressants To Improve Your Mood & Self-Care

Antidepressants reduce feelings of depression; however, they often come with the risk of many different side effects such as insomnia, agitation, shakiness, anxiety, etc. 

15 Natural Antidepressants

1. Exercise 

Exercise helps with body image, quality of life, and an individual’s ability to cope with stress.

2. Sunshine

The sun is an excellent source of white light which can help reduce symptoms of depression.

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3. Lavender 

A study revealed that lavender essential oil inhalation lowered corticosterone levels in the body. Corticosterone is a precursor to aldosterone, a hormone that regulates blood pressure.

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4. Passionflower

It is typically used as a sedative and has been taken in doses of 800 mg safely for up to 8 weeks. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.)

5. Saffron

According to research, saffron increases the production of serotonin, your “happy hormone,” and it alleviates symptoms of depression.

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