|Posted by Kerstin on January 19, 2014 at 8:25 AM|
Here's an irony; Something nasty tasting can help you recover your taste for life's sweetness. A preparation called bitters, often made from such herbs as Wormwood, Mugwort or Gentian, can help ease depression's effects on the body because of the stimulating and enlivening effect of bitters on the digestive system. This is because the part of the nervous system that primes the digestive tract, the parasympathetic system, also relaxes the mind. Remember that depression is not just a state of mind; it affects the entire body's physiology. Bitters improve endocrine and digestive process, lift energy, and help to treat constipation, a common symptom in depression. Bitters are readily available in herb stores, including my store in a variety of liquid extract forms. Take the extract with meals, at a dose of 30-60 drops in water three times per day.
Categories: Herbal Remedies