Many people who suffer from depression are prescribed medications to take which may make people sleepy. Adding herbs to a diet is an easy and successful way to combat depression without suffering any side effects. Saffron is a potent herb that people add to their food for flavor. This is an easy way to incorporate this herb to your diet while at the same time treating depression. People who suffer from a mild or moderate for of depression may benefit from including saffron in their diet.
A study was conducted which showed that saffron helped people who struggled with mild-to moderate depression. Some herbs are known to help with depression even though studies have not been done yet to prove their benefits. These include lavender, purple passionflower and lemon balm.