St. John's Wort is an herbal that can be used for mild depression if a person chooses to use something MORE natural and with less side affects.
Some people take between 1 to 4 capsules per day of this Herb depending on their symptoms.
It's best to try one to two capsules per day for a few days, then increase. It can be obtained in health food stores.
Basically check how you feel in about a week or two.
Many people have mild to moderated depression for many reasons.
A few reasons could be: There are many of the body's Hormones that could be out of balance.
You may not have been getting the recommended 8 to 9 hours of sleep thereby affecting your Adrenal glands.
Adrenal glands are the fight-or-flight glands and you want them to REST, not be up fighting 24/7.
Then another reason for mild depression could be an unhealthy diet.
Well, there are ongoing debates about what is healthy these days.
Do your own research!
There is lots of it out here on the web!
If you do have bad eating habits, such as too much sugar or carbohydrates in your diet, your body could be under some stress and strain.
A higher protein diet and less sugar and other carbohydrates usually makes most people feel better.
Then there is the issue of mental and emotional strain.
Yep! There is lots of that!
There is family stress on Marriages, family stress about how we should rear our children.
There are fights and disagreements and YES dis-harmony between family members and intimate partners about a lot of things.
Staying in PEACE is a very important decision that you must make for your own sanity.
You, deciding to keep peace in your mind by controlling your thought life is the key for controlling your emotions.
Being stable in your emotions instead of having that emotional Roller Coaster, going UP and DOWN is sooooo, YES, I said it... SOOOOO VERY important for mental health as well has physical and even Spiritual health.
So, in summary: think healthy thoughts, eat well, get more sleep and you may need to supplement with an herbal for mild depression.
Also sometimes people may want to add a B-Vitamin complex to that routine.
B-Vitamins are known as the stress water soluble vitamins.
Always seek the advice of a physician if you suffer from prolonged mental strain or if you suffer from mental illness.