Remedy: Ginger tea
Take a piece of fresh ginger, the size of your thumbnail, or bigger if you like your tea strong. Crush it, put it in a mug and fill with hot or boiling water. Leave it to steep for 5 minutes.
Fresh ginger is available at most grocers and Asian stores. Dried ginger powder has different properties and is not as effective. Similarly, ginger tea bags are not very effective.
Comment posted by Janeth of Asheville, NC, USA on 26 October 2017 at 0:3 4806
I have always used ginger throughout my life but I stopped when I moved to another state. I now have suffered chronic depression due to environmental changes and insomnia. Today I used ginger for the first time in a while and I already feel uplifted and happy. Maybe this is all I need? To anyone suffering from insomnia and depression, I wish you nothing but Quick recovery and inner peace.
Comment posted by Walasoris of Tavares, Florida, USA on 28 August 2017 at 3:11 4723
Yes, I just discovered by accident that a dose of ginger root lifts depression. I made the some ginger tea for my stomach and was surprised upon drinking it that my depression was lifting.
Comment posted by nike of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria on 26 March 2017 at 8:6 4539
A friend recommended ginger for weight loss so I started drinking ginger tea. Suprisingly it's my depression that is vanishing in less than a week. Thank God for all these amazing plants.
Comment posted by Leonardo of Kingston , Kingston , Jamaica on 25 January 2017 at 9:19 4439
Yes ginger is good but with tumeric it's even better. I've tried ginger and it help with my bipolar depression. I've being drinking it for about 2 weeks.
Comment posted by Lacey of Lawrenceville, GA, USA on 29 September 2015 at 1:36 3660
I just googled "ginger for depression" out of curiosity because for the last few days I've had ginger, cayenne, honey, and garlic for a cough and nasal drip and I do suffer from seasonal depression although I haven't took medication for about a year due unwanted side effects. To my surprise I have been in an uplifted, wonderful mood with a great outlook on life since drinking the fresh cut ginger boiled around five minutes then strained and sip. ahhh
Comment posted by Donna of Hamilton , North Island, New Zealand on 12 August 2014 at 20:58 2790
I have been making ginger tea by grating a good amount into a pot filled with water and simmering on the stove. I strain out the ginger and store in a glass container in the fridge. Every night and every morning for about 3 weeks I have been sipping on this tea which is quite strong in flavour (warmed in a pot on the stove) with about 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric stirred in. I am lucky as I enjoy the taste and the warming sensation. I have just googled ginger and depression to see if it is known to help lift spirits because this has been an unexpected side effect! Although the reason I started with this routine was to reduce pleghm in attempt to rid a chronic cough I've had for years...(I am definitely coughing less and I am even able to sleep on my back again which I haven't been able to do as a result of post nasal drip I've had for years) My mood has definitely lifted with this routine, it's easy and inexpensive...thumbs up for these wonderful healing spices!
Update the next day: After googling the other element of my ginger tonic, turmeric, I am now thinking this is more likely the mood elevating component...apparently some studies show turmeric is more effective than Prozac.
Comment posted by Ubah of Rotterdam, south holland, Nederland on 30 January 2012 at 4:24 574
I use ginger for one week and it improves my depression. I feel happy and active in hause werk. Its great. Ubah
Remedy (new) posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 6 May 2010 at 19:15 158
Try a glass off ginger tea to help with depression. This is an ancient ayurvedic remedy. I personally do not have experience with it, and would be grateful for feedback from anyone who has tried it. Thanks!