Supplements, Herbs & Essential Oils for Mental Health

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There are many supplements, herbs, and essential oils that can help with mental health issues, but here are a handful of each that may help you:

Supplements

Vitamin D: Depression, anxiety, fatigue

Omega 3: Brain function, anxiety, depression, cognitive impairment, memory

B Complex Vitamins: Very important for the nervous system and energy. In addition, extra dosages of B6 and B12 may be require for some mental health conditions

Multi-Vitamin: All mental health conditions. May also contain trace mineral elements (iron, manganese, zinc, copper, iodine – essential for many physiological and mental functions).

Magnesium: Major role in calming the nervous system. May also ease muscle tension, decrease blood pressure, and aid sleep.

Probiotics: Good bacteria, necessary for the production of neuro-transmitters like serotonin (feelings of happiness) and gaba (calmness).

Amino-acids: Tryptophan (converts into serotonin); Theanine (for anxiety)

Herbs

Gingo: Improves memory

Ashwaganda AKA “Strength of a Horse”: Gives energy, helps to feel less overwhelmed, improves focus and organization.

Calamus (root): Helps with brain overload, mental clarity

Gotocola: Calms nervous system, increases mental clarity and memory; great for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s, increases oxygen levels

Essential Oils

Lavender: Anxiety, depression, insomnia

Citrus oils (Orange, lemon, lime, bergamot ): Depression; are uplifting

Rosemary: Helps with focus, memory, mental alertness

Rose: Depression

Blue tansy: Promotes emotional stability, relaxation, calms the mind

Cedarwood: Relieves tension and anxiety, helps with sleep

Clary sage: mental fatigue, emotional shock, anxiety

Sandalwood: Calms mind racing, helps with insomnia

Frankincense: Depression, anxiety, grounding

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