Mood Lifting Recipes


St. John’s Wort

This section includes recipes for herbs that improve mood and wellbeing by being uplifting in some way.  Mood lifting herbs should not be thought of as primarily stimulating herbs.  Many of the plants in this category generate pleasure without being overly stimulating (Lavender, jasmine).   These herbs can target specific pleasure receptors (poppy, cannabis), neuroreceptors (kanna, St. John’s Wort), act as non-specific tonics to improve mood (adaptogens like american ginseng and rhodiola),  or act as stimulant antidepressants (cacao, coffee).  There is increasing research that herbs that are anti-inflammatory and help promote circulation can also improve mood and wellbeing (turmeric, cinnamon).   So there is no unifying singular way that plants elevate mood and its key to offer herbs specific to an individual’s needs.    Here are some examples:

Adaptogenic antidepressants:  aralia, ashwaghanda, eleuthero, ginseng, holy basil, nettle seeds, reishi, rhodiola, zizyphus

Aromatic  antidepressants:   bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, douglas fir, frankincense, geranium, hibiscus, hawthorn, holy basil, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, lemon balm, lemon verbena, linden, mint, neroli, oregano, pine, rose, saffron, sage, sandalwood, sweetgrass, vetiver, ylang ylang bihar news paper in english essay on legal abortion pay to have a research paper done viagra on empty or full stomach how to write a process essay enter cialis online pharmacy review the bourne ultimatum book report the covering letterВ topics for essay on education click here see url levitra lincolndale writing a persuasive essay powerpoint buy an essay cheap 10mg prednisone conclusion of assignment what is an process essay follow url would viagra help premature ejaculation see url viagra newsletter subscription write an essay on how you spend your diwali vacation go site research proposal topics examples go to link resume simple format Circulatory Stimulant Antidepressants:   Bacopa, basil, cardamom, cayenne, cinnamon, ginger, gotu kola, holy basil,  nutmeg, pine, rosemary, sage, spruce, thyme, ylang ylang

Targeting neuroreceptors/pleasure receptors Poppy, Cannabis, St. John’s Wort, mimosa (albizzia), borage

Stimulant antidepressantscacao, coca, coffee, kanna, khat, kola nut, mate, tea

Relaxant antidepressants:  black cohosh, blue lotus, kava, kratom, passionflower, wild dagga, 


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