Depression is a heaviness of the soul. When I feel depressed, my entire body feels its weight plus more. My arms dangle because if I try to lift them, it takes all my energy. My core feels like a dull rod has been staked through it. I muster my strength to do what […]
Flower remedies are one of the easiest ways to deal with depression. They are also safe to use. Are flower remedies difficult to make? Not at all. They’re really easy. Here are seven flower remedies that deal with depression.
Seven Flower Remedies That Deal With Depression
1. Rose petals.
Rose refreshes the mind and vitalizes the body. Rose petals should be soaked in bath water for a bath. Rose water is made by placing water and rose petals inside a crystal bowl which is then put in sunlight. The bowl is left for a few days. The rose petals release their oils, which can be used as oil upon the body, in ritual cleansing, or drunk in pure form or added into recipes.
Lavender flowers contain a volatile oil which has a rejuvenating scent. Among the flower remedies for depression, lavender essence is the one most strongly recommended. Pour 2-3 drops of this essence into your bath water or simply add it to aroma lamps. The effects are instant. Your muscles may get so relaxed that you drift off to sleep. Make lavender tea, sleep pillows, sachet bags or potpourri. Lavender opens up your seventh chakra, the crown chakra that is responsible for connecting you to the Universe or Source Energy.
Borage flower is also known as star flower. Borage essence can be inhaled or put in bath water. Borage helps a person move towards positivity. It is an emotional cleanser and balancer, useful when a person feels like a victim. Borage works with the sinuses, throat and voice chakra area by unblocking them. Encourages vocal expression of ideas. During hot weather, borage flower aids depression treatment when served as a garnish to drinks. Borage makes the mind feel light and thought process clearer.
4. Gentian flower.
Gentian flower helps restore the soul’s trust and faith not only in God and the Higher Self, but faith in the meaning of life and faith in one’s own future. Gentian essence is used to strengthen will power. Two to three drops of this flower essence can be consumed with lukewarm water daily. It also stimulates appetite, improves digestion, and helps with some GI tract problems like heartburn, vomiting, and stomach ache.
Mustard essence works when you suddenly feel sad for no reason or are depressed. Mustard has a stimulating effect and can help promote a more open and optimistic world view. Mustard helps open the solar plexus, the central chakra, so you may discover the inner strength that lives deep within the core of your self. Mustard can be combined with other flower essences to optimize its effect on different levels of depression, or sadness that comes from grief or worry.
6. Peach flower.
Peach essence helps with extreme mood swings, hypochondria, and is good for people who lose interest in projects easily. It helps expand one’s sense of fulfillment and makes a person more sympathetic towards others. The essence of Peach flower can be added to drinking water or bath water. Its fragrance has deep-rooted effects that aid metabolism. Peach essence increases your energy levels and invigorates you, increasing feelings of happiness and joy in the person.
Sunflower is a flower which we associate directly with sunshine, hope and life. Sunflower essence balances the Third Chakra, the energy center of the body located between the navel and the heard. It helps you find a healthy way to express your sunlike radiance by purifying your heart chakra. Sunflower restores self esteem, balances ego, allows you to access your higher spiritual self, and opens up your compassion and wisdom.
Flower remedies are meant to help balance emotional states. But depression is a tough gig and flower remedies aren’t always enough. Make sure you are seeing a certified mental health practitioner who can help you deal with depression. While most flower remedies don’t interact harmfully with antidepressants, its always a good idea to check first.
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