Your doctor may medicate your depression, but that’s not the best solution. What you need are natural depression remedies to lift your mood.

This topic hits close to home for me, obviously because I have depression myself. I have tried all sorts of doctor prescribed medications only to feel like I was living in a haze.

It was not until I started to experiment with natural depression remedies that I realized I was not taking advantage of what nature had to offer.

Nothing lifts the mood quite like a natural solution.

What does depression do to your body?

Depression doesn’t just affect your mood, it also affects your body as well. Many people, or most people rather, didn’t even know that. Depression causes inflammation, joint pain, digestive issues and even affects the cardiovascular system.

Of course, there are other adverse effects that come from depression, but the goal here is to inform you of the ways you can combat this sickness without the harsh medications.

Natural recipes

I’m not going to tell you to eat garlic or take a bath in green tea, but I will share a few recipes that you can replicate at home. These 7 natural depression remedies will improve your mood and even soothe the various aches and pains within your body.

And guess what? There will be improvements in other areas as well. Enjoy!

1. Red Cabbage Juice

Cabbage is full of vitamin C and K, and also packed with folic acid. These things all fight depression symptoms. It also combats stress and heart disease as well.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1/4 head of Red Cabbage
  • 1 apple
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 thumb of ginger root
  • Lemon
  • Spinach


Cut apple, cabbage, carrot and ginger root and add to spinach and lemon juice in a blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy as a hearty and healthy smoothie.

2. Honey and Ginseng Powder

Honey is a powerhouse in its own rights, providing natural sugars for lifting the mood and tryptophan, a natural enzyme, which helps you sleep.

Ginseng has many great qualities as well. It improves digestion, concentration and also eliminates headaches. These two paired together have phenomenal benefits.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp ginseng power
  • 1 cup hot water


Simply mix the Ginseng powder with the honey until you have an even mixture. Then pour the hot water into the mixture. Let the solution sit for 5-7 minutes and then enjoy!

3. Soy Milk and Oatmeal

These ingredients together in the morning are a great way to start the day and ward off depression before it sets in. There are other ingredients, such as honey and nuts that will amplify this powerful breakfast treat.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 3-4 tbsp oatmeal
  • A handful of almonds
  • A handful of dried fruits
  • 1 tsp honey


Prepare the oatmeal as you would normally do, replacing regular milk or water with the soy milk. After the oatmeal preparation is completed, add nuts, fruit, and honey. You can enjoy this meal 2-3 times a week for full benefits.

4. Rose water tea

Tea made from rose petals serves as one of the great natural depression remedies. It’s simple and quick so you can spend more time enjoying your day and less time trying to figure out something to lift your spirits. You’re welcome.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 glass of water
  • Handful of rose petals
  • Sugar to taste


Bring water to a boil, and while boiling, add rose petals and sugar. Remove water from heat and let stand a couple hours. After it’s steeped, you can add more sugar as needed.

5. Depression remedy juice

This recipe helps you reduce and overcome depression on a daily basis. Apples are full of vitamin B which improves brain function, and as you know, brain function is decreased during depression. It not only works but it’s also tasty!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 apple
  • 1 glass of milk
  • 1 tbsp honey


Chop and then blend apple with honey and milk. Drink this juice every morning to help with brain function.

6. Turmeric Lemonade

Turmeric is a powerful root, it is anti-inflammatory on top of all the anti-depression benefits.

In fact, I was drinking a bit of turmeric water for my IBS symptoms just a few months ago. Well, the problem was that I didn’t like the taste, so this recipe is a great solutionTurmeric Lemonade.

Here’s what you need:

  • 4 cups of cold water
  • 2 spoons of powdered turmeric
  • Sugar, honey or maple syrup
  • Lemon or lime juice
  • Blood orange juice
  • Tea powder


Mix all ingredients together and drink. Add ice if you prefer cold lemonade, or heat if you prefer a hot beverage.

7. Green Juice

Delicious juices such as this not only lift your mood, but they also give you an energy boost as well. I have tried these and they are delicious!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 lemon
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Celery


The process is simple. You just chop everything to bite-sized pieces and blend together. The result will be a powerful smoothie to help keep you energized and away from the symptoms of depression.

Incorporate these recipes into your daily routine!

These recipes and more can prove effective in fighting many symptoms of depression, even possibly reversing some of the adverse effects on our cognitive functioning. To reap the full benefits of these natural depression remedies, make sure to include them into your daily wellness plan.

After all, in order to heal from depression, you will have to be consistent with your natural solutions. Enjoy these recipes, add too or take away what doesn’t work for you.

Make sure you share with a friend as well. After all, we all can benefit from what nature has provided!

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Elizabeth Macbride

    it’s not you, it’s a system that was designed to make everyone depressed, it’s mental your human, it’s un natural the way were mind programed, good try, send that shit back to the insane.

    1. Sherrie H.

      Thank you for reading, Elizabeth.

      I have found so many wonderful natural remedies and I am won by them. I do still take some medications, but I am gradually changing over, a little at a time. I love the lack of side effects too!

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