Try a natural supplement to treat depression. Low to moderate levels of depression can often be treated effectively with St. John’s Wort, a fairly inexpensive supplement available over the counter, without a prescription. St. John’s Wort is taken orally. According to studies by the British Medical Journal, patients treated with St. John’s Wort are 3 times less likely to experience temporary side effects than people taking pharmaceutical antidepressants.
Herbs that help nourish and heal the nervous system include oatstraw, chamomile, lemon balm, and borage. These herbs can be taken on a daily basis and likely don’t conflict with the prescription medication.
Ginseng is a type of herb called an adaptogen. Adaptogen herbs have a balancing affect on the body. Depression can signify a lack of balance. So herbs like ginseng can help to treat depression and other nervous system complaints indirectly.
Increase your daily exercise. Studies show that a minimum of 30 minutes of daily exercise can increase the production of serotonin in the brain. This chemical is responsible for creating feelings of well being. Daily exercise, over the course of 6 months, may increase the body’s serotonin and help treat depression naturally.