Depression is more than just a passing moment of sadness. Depression is a persistent dark mood that can prevent you from enjoying life. Depressed people often feel hopeless and tired. They find they no longer enjoy things that once brought them joy.

It’s no way to live, yet so many people stumble through their lives in a clinically depressed state. Approximately 10% of Americans will experience depression at some point in their life.

On the the EthnoHerbalist site, we explore the use of plants as a form of integrative medicine. Many intelligent and practical people use specific herbs to help them combat depression.

To learn more about the use of medicinal plants and depression, click into an article below.

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Depression can cast a dark shadow across your days and nights.

St. John’s wort is one of the most popular herbal supplements. We wrote an in-depth article about the cultural history of this plant and the way it is used to address mental issues such as anxiety and depression.

Read our article on St. John’s Wort.

Rhodiola rosae is a stonecrop plant that looks like a small succulent. This herb is widely regarded as an effective adaptogen. Rhodiola is native to Siberia and is commonly used in Russia as a natural approach to depression.

Read our article on Rhodiola rosae.