Greek Mountain Tea in Depression - The Health Benefits of Greek Mountain Tea

Greek Mountain Tea
Greek Verbena
Sideritis scardica
Greek Mountain Tea
Greek Verbena
Sideritis scardica
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Greek Mountain Tea in Depression

The question arises occasionally as to whether treatment to change serotonin levels is crucial for the success of treatment in case of depression. Serotonin is a messenger substance, (neurotransmitter), in the nervous system and at the same time a hormone in the blood. Neurotransmitters ensure that the electrical information can be transmitted from one nerve cell to another. Depressed people have a 50% lower serotonin level than healthy people.

The private institute IBAM GbR has carried out case studies in cooperation with the University Medical Centre of Freiburg which show a connection between the administration of Greek mountain tea as a serotonin reuptake inhibitor and depressive moods. Serotonin reuptake inhibitors increase the serotonin concentration in the tissue fluid of the brain.

Two of the observed cases:

Case 1:
"47-year-old female patient with recurrent depression, moderate episodes and migraine over 20 years. The patient refuses treatment with classical anti-depressants; she would like herbal active ingredients.

Prescription: 1 litre of Greek mountain tea per day.

After 14 days, significantly improved mood and night sleep as well as increased motivation”.

Case 2:
"43-year-old male patient with recurrent depression and maintenance therapy with venlafaxine 300 mg. Greek mountain tea as a supplement, initially 0.5 litre, later 1 litre per day because of persistent lack of motivation.

After 4 weeks, development of venlafaxine intolerance with persistent diarrhoea, nausea, sweating and dizziness. Reduction of dose of venlafaxine over 6 weeks and discontinuation of the drug by the family doctor.

Prescription: 6 months maintenance therapy for depression with 1 litre of Greek mountain tea per day.

A depressive episode over a 4-week period, compared to the history of the last 15 years, considered as a significantly shorter episode with spontaneous remission after 4 weeks. Complete remission for one year." (Source: www.ibam.de)

In animal studies, the research institute stated also that the mountain tea, (Sideritis), achieved a significantly greater serotonin reuptake inhibition than the medical product fluvoxamine. Also, compared to St. John's wort, Sideritis performs significantly better in the experiments.

Household remedies against depression
Depression exists in many degrees, and manifestations. From the slight mood swing to the deepest depressive state, which makes you almost unable to live. It is therefore strongly recommended to seek professional help in order to avoid increase of depression and to achieve fast improvement. For example, there may be an organic cause that can be rapidly treated with conventional medicine, (e.g. hypothyroidism), or any deficiency, (vitamins, minerals, trace elements), that can lead to or increase depression.

In the first place, in addition to the Greek mountain tea, (Sideritis scardica), or to a corresponding extract for the treatment of depressive moods, there are additional household remedies which are recommended by various sources:

St. John's wort (Attention to side effects!)
Probiotic and prebiotic food to improve the intestinal flora
Lavender (aroma therapy or compound for oral application)
Dark chocolate, (contains tryptophan, an amino acid necessary for the production of serotonin)

 
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