Supplements, Herbs, and Essential Oils for Mental Health

Just like your physical health, maintaining a healthy mind requires many components. You can be proactive by using supplements, herbs, and essential oils to support your mental health.



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 doses 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 neurotransmitters 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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