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Hi Everyone;

I'm new to this team, I saw that the leader was inactive, I'm hoping the team isn't inactive too.
I've grown herbs every place I've ever lived, this year for the first time I will attempt to make my own tea to drink from the herbs in my garden.

If you want to get to know me Please visit my spark page so I don't have to go into a long drawn out introduction, I have blogs about my gardens where you can see from when I started early this season since it's been so warm here the gardens are going wild, I've had sunflowers reaching 9ft tall, hollyhocks 8ft tall & larkspur 6ft tall I don't know what's made all my plants grow to such tall proportions maybe it's the water from when we do the pond cleaning. Koi fish emulsion??? I really hope this team can give me the feedback I do so crave, although I'm an avid gardener there's always something to learn from someone else. I believe when the student is ready the teacher appears. So I hope to learn new things from some one of my new team mates. I already went to several other topics but doesn't seem like a lot of participation, what's up with that????

I hope we can all have fun & get to know each other and make this an active team. Woo Hoo

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3/31/10 1:33 P

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Thanks for the warm welcome! Keep up the herb gardening Sallyanne, for that is one aid for your depression. Sometimes just being in the garden and spending time with the plants can uplift a depressed spirit. What kind of depression do you have? Is it mild, like a melancholy feeling or moderate, meaning that you have lost interest in the things you used to enjoy and/or are dwelling on failures a lot? Or are you suicidal? What kind of prescription and over the counter drugs are you on? Is Anxiety a big part of your depression? Has it affected your activity level? Without knowing you and your health better, I would NOT recommend St.Johns' Wort. It is the most contraindicated plant I know of and does not mix well with other meds or even many herbs. For a mild, non-suicidal type depression I would recommend the following, which can be found at any local health food store or in the natural section of your grocery store or perhaps even in your garden:
Lemon Balm, as it is mild and uplifting. Take in tea, capsules or tinctures once or twice daily, or as directed by manufacturer.
Lavender, relaxing and nourishing to the nervous system it is not only uplifting but reduces stress and anxiety and often promotes restful sleep. Drink tea or try the essential oil and use when needed.
Borage, known to uplift the spirit and give courage! Drink in tea or take capsules as directed. The flowers are edible and delicious in salads and a great way to treat depression during growing season!
Kava Kava, alleviates anxiety that accompanys depression. A typical daily dosage is to take up to 6 400-500 milligram capsules per day, or 15 to 30 drops of tincture per day.
Catnip, my favorite anxiety reliever because it clears your mind of the negative and calms you and frees your mind for more positive thoughts. Take as tea, in tinctures or capsules. I use it for my depression and it helps me immensely.
Licorice, excellent for depression and for the adrenals which become depleted during times of depression. Take in tea, capsule or tincture.
Oats, believe it or not! Take in tea form or, if you like oatmeal, eat a bowl every day.
If you have severe anxiety and/or panic attacks I would recommend Passionflower, Skullcap, Valerian and others. I hope I have not confused you but I don't know enough about your type or duration of depression to make thorough recommendations. Please feel free to contact me again with additional information or better yet, if you are more than just mildly depressed, seek professional help. I wish you luck and joy!
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3/31/10 11:24 A

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i love to herb garden too. its so nice to have aromatics to use when cooking.

i would like to know an herb to counter act depression.

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Hi, I'm Kelly and I'm an herbalist but still have so much to learn and am hoping to learn from you all! I first became interested in herbs when I was very ill about 13 years ago but when I got better I got out of the habit of using herbs. About 5 years ago I fell back in love with herbs and they have been my passion ever since. I've been in the medical field for 20 years and became very disillusioned about bigpharma and the nature of medicine in the mainstream. I started my own medicinal herb garden and took a 2 year correspondence course and now do my best to help family and friends with my herbal arsenal. Now with growing season upon us I can't wait to see what new remedies and recipes we can all come up with between now and harvest time!
Well, I guess thats quite enough about me for now. I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you!

Kelly

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