Moringa for Depressive Disorders


Depression can be quite severe and it’s intensity differs from individual to individual. Nutritional deficiencies can bring about hormonal or vitamin imbalances as well as other kinds of sleep disturbances that leads to depression in most cases. Depression varies in it’s array of symptoms and hence it’s treatments also vary accordingly. Self-treating depression without the guidance of a physician, is a very bad idea. Only a trained mental health consult can decide whether any nutritional deficiency or hormonal imbalance is causing the depression. Hence, consulting a psychiatrist or any general physician is very necessary.

Moringa is a very nutritional food that is processed from the Moringa Oleifera Tree, which originated in the Himalayas, India. It is a food supplement which is abundant in minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron and vitamins A, B, C and E and numerous other antioxidants. The nutritional content in this food can help treat depression caused by nutritional or vitamin deficiency. It has almost 92 nutrients. It can boost up the immune system and greatly benefit a person experiencing depression. It also facilitates in elevating moods, by making a person to be jovial and blissful and less lethargic. If depression is untreated or neglected, it can sometimes bring about severe instances of ‘clinical depression’, a term used for individuals who are afflicted by life-threatening episodes of immense depression. It can interfere with one’s day to day activities and hinder career or academic developments. Eventually, certain depressed individuals tend to become less hygienic, malnutritioned, anti-social, lethargic, frustrated and short-tempered. Moringa is an extremely useful plant that has many advantages. Almost, all it’s parts are edible. The
Moringa leaves are easily accessible and are the most beneficial. It is also used as a revitalizing agent. It can be consumed by all age groups. It can be greatly useful for treating depression.

It’s striking feature is that, it also helps in weight reduction. Occasionally, overweight or obese people also tend to get depressed due to their physical condition. They struggle to adhere to the norms of the society, which is generally biased towards lean or slim women. Moringa is a low-fat and low calorie food which is a fabulous substitute for dieters. It can be consumed raw or cooked. Overweight people do not have to go through rigorous dieting or hectic work-outs anymore. Consuming Moringa can fulfill their ambition. It immensely and genuinely helps people loose weight by quickly converting food to energy and lowering the storage of fat. Hence, Moringa can also act as a mood elevator for obese people, because it materializes it’s guarantees. It prevents them from getting depressed because the users start experiencing results in just a few days.

Moringa is easily available in markets. It can be purchased from any health or organic grocery store. It is also to be found in any supermarket which has a ‘health food supplement’ section. Any good nutritionist or herbalist can prescribe a reputable brand of Moringa. Moringa will come in a powder form and also as capsules. It’s got a nutty smell to it. You need to attentively read the label, so that they can make sure that they are not allergic to any of the ingredients in that product. One can take about 2-3 spoonfuls of the Moringa powder, mix it with lukewarm water and drink it religiously. Moringa leaf tea, is also available for sale, like any other green or herbal tea, but much more nutritional and beneficial. One can also mix the Moringa powder with any vegetable or fruit juice or smoothies. It can be consumed throughout the day or at particular intervals. It should only be consumed for the period recommended in the bottle or by your general physician.

Even teenagers are afflicted by chronic and acute depression. Sometimes, in more severe and advanced cases, they develop suicidal tendencies, which can be deadly. It can be instigated or enhanced by various factors such as peer pressure, academic overload, over-strict and relentless parenting, inferiority complexes, dominating and overpowering teachers etc. Depression can be cured in it’s initial phases, without the help of medications. Simply looking into the matter or visiting any reputed child counselor can solve the problem. In such instances, Moringa can greatly help by reducing the physical exhaustion and revitalizing and energizing the body. Moreover, teenagers also are afflicted by eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia, hence prescribing Moringa to them as a food supplement can assist in cases of depression induced by vitamin deficiencies. Nutritional deficiencies induced by anorexia or bulimia can be quite severe bringing about not only depression but also additional circumstances for instance hair loss, low blood pressure, anemia, attention deficit disorders, mood swings, arthritis etc. Hence, it should be seriously treated.

Depression in grown-ups are caused due to factors such as job stress, family stress, child problems, spouse problems, malnutrition, tension, obesity, financial burdens etc. There are innumerable factors like the ones stated previously for adults to suffer from severe depression. In the modern world, lives have become very complicated and very strenuous. Sometimes, people have to ‘burn the candle at both ends’ to manage financial burdens. This problems makes a person severely stressed, extremely exhausted and at times depressed. Hence, in these circumstances, Moringa can do wonders, It will not only tackle depression, but will also energize the body. Using Moringa has it’s own extraordinary benefits. Depression can be easily cured in it’s early stages.

Depression can take a toll on people’s health and, thus, it should be detected early and good care should be taken to cure it. Moringa may be a small step, but it will make a big difference. It should be consumed regularly and the results will be noticed by one and all. It will help combat depression, if solely triggered by nutritional deficiencies. It can be a life changing antidote.

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