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Herbs for Mood Stability

In the quest for emotional equilibrium, nature has been nurturing human health for centuries.

As we navigate through the ebb and flow of life, the power of herbs stands out as a beacon of hope for those seeking mood stability and neurological conditions. This guide aims to illuminate the path towards emotional balance, weaving together traditional wisdom, contemporary research, and the personal touch of herbal care.

St. John's Wort

Renowned for its mood-stabilising properties, St. John's Wort has been a subject of interest in numerous clinical trials. A meta-analysis published in the Systematic Reviews journal highlights its efficacy in managing mild to moderate depression, offering a natural aid in the journey towards emotional well-being. Yet, it's important to approach this herb with caution, especially for those on prescription medications, due to potential interactions. There has been many trials to indicate St. John's Wort as effective if not more effective than some pharmaceuticals.


Chamomile, with its delicate flowers and soothing aroma, has long been a cup of tranquillity for the restless soul. Recent studies suggest chamomile's potential in reducing symptoms of anxiety. Within my clinical experience, I have ongoingly observed this amongst my patients. Its gentle embrace offers a natural respite, inviting calmness into our daily lives. I do love a cup before bed mixed with passionflower and a touch of valerian and lavender.


In the symphony of stress and anxiety, Ashwagandha plays the role of a harmoniser. This ancient herb, rooted in Ayurvedic medicine, has shown promising results in clinical trials for its adaptogenic qualities—aiding the body in adapting to stress. A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found Ashwagandha to significantly reduce stress levels, illustrating its role in restoring internal balance.

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm, with its citrus-scented leaves, it is one of my favourites! It is a beacon of light for those navigating through gloom. Research indicates its potential to improve mood and cognitive function, making it a valuable ally in the pursuit of mental clarity and emotional stability.

Nurturing the Garden Within

Embracing herbs for mood stability is similar to nurturing a garden within ourselves—a practice of care, patience, and attention to our needs and responses. While these herbs offer a path towards balance, they do so hand in hand with lifestyle choices that support overall well-being: nutritious food, regular physical activity, and mindful practices.

In our journey towards emotional equilibrium, let us approach each step with knowledge, caution, and an open heart, embracing the gifts of nature as companions along the way.

Remember, the path to well-being is personal and varied, and consulting with healthcare professionals, like myself- a clinical naturopath, can provide tailored guidance suited to your unique journey.

Book a consultation here if you want to chat more about how to support your mood stabilisation, neurological health and overall health.

Tara x


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