Herbs have been used as a cure for diseases in Indian culture since ancient times. Unlike all the pills and medicines that you are prescribed, herbs have no side effects at all. Herbs can protect you from anxiety and depression which are two of the most frequent issues faced by people of all ages. They will help you feel better and stay positive. Dealing with depression or anxiety disorders is not really easy. It is a slow process and it requires your patience. To get rid of depression, you firstly need to know about the condition. Watch this video to get a holistic view of depression. Also Read - How Does Anxiety Affect Our Skin And Hair?

Herbs won’t work overnight like some of the pills do. They take their own time but are very effective. The kind of life we all lead, stress is inevitable. But if you try these 5 herbs, you will feel less stressed out and they will help you prevent or fight depression and anxiety too. ALSO READ Add these 5 Indian herbs and spices to your daily diet to stay healthy! Also Read - Doubting Yourself And Asking for Help

Ginkgo Biloba

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Ginkgo Biloba is popular for its memory enhancement benefits especially in the elderly.  But the uses of this herb are not limited to just that. Ginkgo Biloba works wonders for anxiety as well. It works as brilliantly as any medicines would. This herb comes in the shape of a fan and it is said to be one of the best herbs ever for treating or preventing anxiety and depression. You get herbal supplements of Ginkgo Biloba. You can have them for treating or preventing anxiety issues.

Passion flower

passion flower

One of the most common medicines prescribed for anxiety is benzodiazepine. There was a study conducted using passion flower on people dealing with anxiety and it was seen that it works as good as the tablet, without the side effects. The tablet has side effects like drowsiness and with passion flower there were none. It helps you relax and your mood gets better. It eases you of every symptom related to anxiety and depression. This herb comes in liquid form that is given to patients with anxiety. There are also tablets available and these do not have any side effects. ALSO READ 7 Ways to Decorate Your Home Using Vegetables and Herbs


pepper mint

Peppermint has several medicinal values and benefits. If you want some change in your mood swings and also cognitive skills, try having peppermint leaves. It is one of the best herbs for the same. You either use the leaves or you can also use peppermint oil to treat depression that has been detected at an early stage. Apart from these benefits, it also helps in getting rid of a bad breath and aides in digestion.


Ashwagandha is one of the most popular herbs. Ask your parents or grandparents and we are  sure they will agree. Several studies have suggested that Ashwangandha does work effectively in fighting anxiety and depression. It helps to keep your nervous system in balance. It also has anti-ageing properties. This herb has existed since ancient times and its Ayurvedic healing properties make it so popular.


rose mart

Rosemary belongs to the mint family and comes with a fragrance. The leaves are like needle and it is used as a herbal remedy to treat many ailments including anxiety and depression. It helps in reducing cortisol which is the stress hormone. All you need to do is drink one cup of rosemary tea everyday to help you stay calm and relaxed. It significantly reduces stress levels. ALSO READ Health benefits of pudina: 6 reasons to use more mint leaves in your cooking

These are the 5 most effective herbs that can be used in treating anxiety and depression. It reduces the stress hormones and helps you feel much better and composed. These herbs can be used only if your depression or anxiety has been detected at an early stage. And before you consume anything, it is always advisable to consult a doctor.

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