Herbs Used to Treat Depression: An Updated Review

  • Mohit Arora Department of Pharmaceutics, St. Soldier institute of pharmacy, Lidhran Campus, Behind NIT (R.E.C.), Jalandhar –Amritsar by pass, NH-1, Jalandhar -144011, Punjab, India
  • Ritu Rani PCIDepartment of Pharmaceutics, St. Soldier institute of pharmacy, Lidhran Campus, Behind NIT (R.E.C.), Jalandhar –Amritsar by pass, NH-1, Jalandhar -144011, Punjab, India https://orcid.org/0009-0009-0013-6016
  • Ajeet Pal Singh Department of Pharmaceutics, St. Soldier institute of pharmacy, Lidhran Campus, Behind NIT (R.E.C.), Jalandhar –Amritsar by pass, NH-1, Jalandhar -144011, Punjab, India https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1212-5770
  • Amar Pal Singh Department of Pharmaceutics, St. Soldier institute of pharmacy, Lidhran Campus, Behind NIT (R.E.C.), Jalandhar –Amritsar by pass, NH-1, Jalandhar -144011, Punjab, India https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0027-2869

Abstract

Depression is a prevalent mental illness. In addition to being a substantial contribution to the overall global disease burden, depression is one of the main causes of disability worldwide. Complementary therapies are necessary because of the drawbacks of standard antidepressant therapy, including side effects, even though the former can help reduce depression symptoms and avoid relapse of the illness. Because they have fewer side effects and are less expensive than other therapies for depression, herbal medications have drawn a lot of interest recently. Compared to synthetic medications, herbal plants have fewer adverse effects and exhibit antidepressant properties. As such, they may be able to help people who are depressed. Because herbs have fewer adverse effects than conventional drugs, many people prefer them for symptom treatment. If traditional medications aren't working for you because of side effects, poor efficacy, or accessibility issues, using phytomedicine can be a good alternative. This review will concentrate on herbs that are used to cure depression.


Keywords: Herbal medicines, Depression, Herb, Treatment, St. John’s Wort

Keywords: Herbal medicines, Depression, Herb, Treatment, St. John’s Wort

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Author Biographies

Mohit Arora, Department of Pharmaceutics, St. Soldier institute of pharmacy, Lidhran Campus, Behind NIT (R.E.C.), Jalandhar –Amritsar by pass, NH-1, Jalandhar -144011, Punjab, India

Department of Pharmaceutics, St. Soldier institute of pharmacy, Lidhran Campus, Behind NIT (R.E.C.), Jalandhar –Amritsar by pass, NH-1, Jalandhar -144011, Punjab, India

Ritu Rani, PCIDepartment of Pharmaceutics, St. Soldier institute of pharmacy, Lidhran Campus, Behind NIT (R.E.C.), Jalandhar –Amritsar by pass, NH-1, Jalandhar -144011, Punjab, India

Department of Pharmaceutics, St. Soldier institute of pharmacy, Lidhran Campus, Behind NIT (R.E.C.), Jalandhar –Amritsar by pass, NH-1, Jalandhar -144011, Punjab, India

Ajeet Pal Singh, Department of Pharmaceutics, St. Soldier institute of pharmacy, Lidhran Campus, Behind NIT (R.E.C.), Jalandhar –Amritsar by pass, NH-1, Jalandhar -144011, Punjab, India

Department of Pharmaceutics, St. Soldier institute of pharmacy, Lidhran Campus, Behind NIT (R.E.C.), Jalandhar –Amritsar by pass, NH-1, Jalandhar -144011, Punjab, India

Amar Pal Singh, Department of Pharmaceutics, St. Soldier institute of pharmacy, Lidhran Campus, Behind NIT (R.E.C.), Jalandhar –Amritsar by pass, NH-1, Jalandhar -144011, Punjab, India

Department of Pharmaceutics, St. Soldier institute of pharmacy, Lidhran Campus, Behind NIT (R.E.C.), Jalandhar –Amritsar by pass, NH-1, Jalandhar -144011, Punjab, India

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