The Top 15 Natural Antidepressants: That Are Totally Underestimated

Depression affects over 16 million people in the United States alone, and it's one of the biggest causes of disability. (Yeung et al., 2018) Most people are unaware that having no desire to do things you used to do or having a lack of energy can result from depression.

15 Natural Antidepressant

1. Exercise 

Exercise is not something you can take, but it is an underrated natural antidepressant. Research shows it is as effective as antidepressant medication combined with psychotherapy. 

The sun is an excellent source of white light which can help reduce symptoms of depression. A study showed that individuals given white light therapy for 4-6 weeks had lower depression scores.

2. Sunshine

3. Lavender 

Lavender is an everyday essential oil, a fragrant, concentrated oil with purported therapeutic properties.

Passionflower is a vine that grows in the southeastern United States and Central America. It is typically used as a sedative and has been taken in doses of 800 mg safely for up to 8 weeks.

4. Passionflower