Depression is one of the most common emotional disorders. It may be manifested in varying degrees; from feeling of slight sadness to utter misery and dejection. Depression is a very unpleasant malady and is far more difficult to cope with than a physical crisis, as well as the mental stress and strain of day-to-day life, usually leads to this disorder. There are three vital energy of mind as – Satwa, Raja and Tama. It is a emotional disorder due to aggravation of Tama.


  • The most striking symptoms of depression are an acute sense of loss, inexplicable sadness, loss of energy, lack of interest in the world around and fatigue.
  • A disturbed sleep is a frequent occurrence.
  • Other symptoms of depression are loss of appetite, giddiness, itching, nausea, agitation, irritability, impotence or frigidity, constipation, aches and pains all over the body, lack of concentration, and indecisiveness.
  • Cases of severe depression may be characterized by low body temperature, low blood pressure, and hot flushes and shivering.

Root Causes

  • Prolonged periods of anxiety and tension can cause mental depression.
  • The excessive and indiscriminate use of drugs also leads to faulty assimilation of vitamins and minerals by the body and ultimately causes depression.

Useful Herbs

  • Apple
  • Cashewnut
  • Asparagus
  • Cardamom
  • Rose

Ayurvedic Supplements

  • Stress Guard                     
  • Brahmi Bati (S.yu)             
  • Ashwagandharishta         
  • Sarswatarishta


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