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Effective Herbal Remedies For Bipolar Disorder

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5 October, 2011

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Effective Herbal Remedies For Bipolar DisorderBipolar disorder can be characterized by extreme and frequent fluctuation of moods. A person suffering from bipolar disorder may be at one end off emotional spectrum at a particular time when he feels extremely depressed, and within moments move to a state of extreme elation where they feel that anything is possible.

Each of these episodes may last for a few days or weeks making a person feel as if he or she is on an emotional roller coaster. It makes one feel unbalanced as the alternation between depression and mania is often so extreme that can lead to isolation, suicidal thoughts, and inability of a person to function in the normal manner. Each bipolar patient experiences a different kind of emotional state.

Though the cause behind bipolar disorder is not known, but few of the treatments are known to be quite effective in this condition. In medical science, then you neurotransmitters which regulate our mood fall out of balance when suffering from this condition.

Drs. prescribe medications like Lamictal, and Lithium which are mood regulators, or Risperdal that is anti-psychotic medication. However all these medications have their side effects and can cause serious diseases such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and many others. So before using these medications it is better to try natural or herbal remedies for treating bipolar disorder.

Herbal Remedies For Bipolar Disorder

St. John’s Wort

St. John’s wort has been used for various medicinal purposes for many years. In literature of the cases, the herb has been used for treating nervous disorders such anxiety, bipolar disorder, and this depression.

Hypercin is the most important key ingredient in St. John’s wort and it is believed that it supports the brain to produce dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin. Stimulating the brain for secret in these chemicals helps to enhance the mood as well as balance it. St. John’s wort can be obtained in the form of teas, capsules and liquid extracts.

Lavender

Bipolar disorder usually causes intense episodes of extreme inside the depression or mania. And relaxing the body and mind is one of the best ways of eliminating or shortening these episodes. Lavender is often used in perfumes, soaps and shampoos as a fragrance and is known for its pleasant smell and relaxing capabilities.

According to researchers, inhaling the lavender produces a sedative effect in our brain and helps promote relaxation. Lavender is available in different forms including soaps, teas, lotions, and aromatherapy oils. Take 3 cups off the lavender tea each day to treat bipolar disorder naturally.

When using herbal treatments for bipolar disorder, it is important to keep in mind that some kind of psychotherapy should also be provided to the patient along with the natural remedies for psychotherapy would help to find out the root cause or triggered behind the bipolar episodes and help to prevent it in future.

And some other herbal remedies which can be used include Natrium Phosphate, Kalium Phosphate, and Biochemic Tissue salts. All these herbs have a calming effect on our nervous system, that reducing the occurrence of mood swings.

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