Depression essentially is a serious mental health issue in which individuals suffer from persistent loss of mood. Now, it is either allopathic medication or talk therapy (i.e. counseling) that is mainly used in the treatment of depression. However, “aromatherapy” can also be used in the treatment of depression. In aromatherapy there are a number of oils that possess a medicinal property that helps in suppression of depression. So, here is presenting “4” essential oils that can be used in the treatment of depression.
a. Bergamot Oil:
Extracted from the “rind” of a fruit belonging to the “citrus” family, this oil when used is known to suppress depression. Furthermore, this oil also helps in reducing depression by stimulating a feeling of joy, freshness, and lots of energy. In addition, a study undertaken in Thailand in 2011 suggests that when this oil is mixed with lavender it helps in suppressing depression symptoms. Furthermore, this study also suggests that this oil mixed with lavender exerts relaxing effect on the mind, and thereby serves as an antidepressant.
b. Lavender Oil:
Obtained from the flowers of a plant belonging to the “mint” family, this oil when used is extremely useful in treating depression. According to a research published in the “International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice” about 80 milligrams of this oil when used is sufficient to relieve anxiety as well as depression. Furthermore, the study also suggested this oil when used exhibits no adverse effects. In addition, yet another study published in the year 2012 in a journal called “Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice” suggests that this oil when used also helps in suppressing “postnatal” depression in women.
c. Roman Chamomile Oil:
Derived from a plant known as “Chamomile” belonging to the “Anthemis Nobilis” species, this oil when used proves to extremely useful in the treating depression. According to a report published in a journal called “Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine and Pharmacognosy Review” this oil when inhaled is extremely effective in suppressing depression.
d. Ylang Ylang Oil:
Extracted from fresh leaves of a tree known as “Ylang Ylang”, this oil is well known for its “antidepressant” property. According to a research when used this oil helps in suppressing “depression” and thereby improving the mood of an individual. Furthermore, according to a research study done it is said that this oil when used also helps in eliminating negative emotions such as anger, low self esteem, and even jealousy within an individual. In addition, when used can also lower stress levels by exerting mild sedative effects.