6 Homeopathic Remedies for DepressionHomeopathic remedies for depression have far less side effects than standard antidepressant drugs.  Below are 6 effective remedies.

Homeopathic remedies are often seen as alternative treatments. However, research shows that they can be effective in treating depression. A study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that custom-prescribed homeopathic remedies are as effective as the antidepressant drug Fluoxetine.

Before using any homeopathic remedies, speak to your doctor. 

Below is a list of homeopathic remedies and their uses.


6 Homeopathic Remedies for Depression


1. Ignatia Amara

  • Ignatia is one of the best homeopathic medicines if you have just recently started to become depressed.
  • If you suffer from bouts of extreme sadness and crying, grief, sense of hopelessness and sudden mood fluctuations, then this remedy may be effective in treating your depression.
  • It is used to treat depression brought on by grief, bereavement and disappointments in life.
  • Brooding and hiding away in isolation are also key symptoms that indicate the use of Ignatia.


2. Natrum Muriaticum

  • Natrum Muriaticum is used to treat chronic depression. If you find you constantly dwell on the past and unpleasant memories, and have spells of intense sadness and crying, this remedy may help you. It is very helpful for people who are suffering major disappointments in life, such as disrupted relationships, or the loss of a loved one.
  • It is also helpful if you suffer from feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem.


3. Aurum Metallicum

This homeopathic medicine is prepared by processing the precious metal, gold (Au). It is an effective medicine for treating chronic depression.

  • If you feel sad, gloomy, worthless, have lost interest in life, lack joy or hope, then this medicine may be beneficial. Aurum Metallicumwill help you feel less gloomy and depressed and bring a feeling of hope.
  • It is particularly effective in treating depression caused by bereavement or the ending of a relationship.
  • If you are a perfectionist, or feel angry and hostile, or get offended and annoyed over tiny matters, you may find you improve with this remedy.


4. Sepia

  • Sepiais a recommended homeopathic medicine if you have lost interest in things you once found pleasurable, and you are becoming withdrawn and isolated.
  • If you are feeling very irritable and restless, it can also help.
  • Known to be effective in treating hormonal imbalance, Sepia is used by homeopathic practitioners to treat depression in women after childbirth or during the menopause.


5. Kali Phosphoricum 

  • Kali Phosphoricum is used for treating depression that leaves you feeling extremely weak and fatigued. Use it if you are feeling sad, gloomy, crying continually, have persistent negative thoughts and no longer want to interact with friends and associates. It can also be used to overcome sleeplessness.
  • It is also used to treat an overworked and over-stressed mind. This is accompanied by tiredness, lack of energy, fatigue and exhaustion.It is useful for people who are stressed and depressed about their studies and exams.


6. Pulsatilla

  • This homeopathic medicine is effective in treating people who are highly emotional and have a sensitive nature.
  • If you are feeling persistently sad with frequent crying, and have mood swings, then this remedy may help you.
  • Pulsatilla is used to treat girls and women who suffer from depression during puberty or their menstrual cycles.

One of the main advantages of using homeopathic treatment is that the homeopathic medicines tend to be free of side effects. Using it long-term does not cause damage to your body. Above are 6 of the main homeopathic remedies for depression and there are many others also available. Consult your doctor to see if any of them are right for you.