Melissa is a medicinal plant that can help fight depression due to its relaxing and sedative properties that are able to calm moments of anxiety and nervous tension, avoiding depressive feelings.
In addition, the Melissa officinalis plant also has a strong mood-building property that is able to prevent the development of feelings of distress and sadness, facilitating the emergence of feelings of happiness, well-being and hope.
However, Melissa's anti-depressant action is best utilized when it is used in tincture form as it is more concentrated.
It is recommended to dilute 10 to 20 drops of Melissa tincture in a glass with about 50 ml of water and drink 3 to 4 times a day. However, it is advisable to consult a herbalist to adapt the dose appropriately to the symptoms presented in each case.
This type of treatment should not replace the use of medications prescribed by the psychiatrist and should only be used to complete the treatment of depression along with other strategies such as going to psychotherapy consultations, doing regular exercise, and engaging in activities you enjoy.
The tincture used in this home remedy can be purchased at natural products stores or can be prepared at home. Learn how to prepare in How to Make Tincture for Home Treatments.
See other natural ways to treat depression in: How to get out of depression.