Think I answered the first part of this already. Don't see how circumin is going to help any. Holy basil might help with the anxiety part, but not with depression -- it helps with controlling cortisol output but if you have low sugar be careful as it also can lower blood sugar. Rhodiola you'll just have to try, as it can be very stimulating for some people and increase anxiety. Ashwagandha would be a better choice of an adaptogen for what you're going for. But if you're going to try natural medicine for depression and anxiety, you're going about it around the edges. It doesn't sound like you know natural medicine all that well, so it might be better to see a naturopath or practitioner of integrated medicine to guide you. A good book for an overview is Natural Highs by Hyla Cass, a psychiatrist at UCLA, but there are many books on this subject. Natural medicine would generally go at this by targeting different parts of your body that are thought to contribute to these disorders, though different cultures have developed very different theories of how to treat this. What you're missing completely at this point are any remedies targeting brain neurotransmitters, and natural medicine would include diet and exercise and relaxation techniques such as meditation and therapy as part of the holistic treatment. Good luck.
Curcumin Boosts DHA!
DHA refers to an omega-3 fatty acid (polysaturated fatty acids or PUFAs).
It has beneficial effects on the neurological function (functioning of the nervous system).
DHA deficiency leads to neurocognitive diseases such as anxiety-like behavior, depression.
Hi 5htp gave me a racing pulse as did st John's wart.
I don't think I've tried taurine yet but the holy basil doing well. The curcumin. I think affecting my pulse so going replace that with the saffron capsules for a while and have rhodiola rosea on the way which I did well on last time til the cheese effect thing kicked in.
Saffron and holy basil ok together I hope ??
Thanks your comments are appreciated.
With the curcumin i went with the apparent research showing positive results in depressive patients during clinical trials. You'll find it if you Google curcumin bcm-95 and depression.