Bional St John’s wort with Passionflower
The herbal supplement St John’s wort has well documented antidepressant properties but the downside is you have to wait for around six weeks before the effects are felt. However, clinical trials have found that the addition of passion flower speeds up the process so that improvements can be felt after as little as two weeks.
You can pick up this supplement from most good health food shops and it is usually priced at around £12 for 30 capsules.
Les Fleurs de Bach ‘Depression’ Elixir
This is a blend of organic flower essences which lifts the mood with it’s combination of seven wild flowers. The remedy can be taken any time you feel you need a little pick-me-up. Simply pop a few droplets into a glass of water.
Pick up Les Fleurs de Bach for £7.95 for 20ml at www.lesfleursdebach.co.uk.
Boots Equilibrium Hot Chocolate Drink Mix
Many of us look to chocolate for a pick-me-up. Unfortunately however it can often cause a brief high only to make you come crashing down a little later after your sugar rush. Boots have now developed a daily mood lifting hot chocolate drink and all you need to do is add water.
This tasty drink contains Lactium which is derived from milk. More than 10 years worth of clinical trials have shown that Lactium provides calming support to help with the stresses and strains of everyday life.
You can pick up this clever hot chocolate drink for £12.99 for 14 servings at www.boots.com
This acupressure mat is covered in 210 spiked flowers designed to stimulate your body’s acupoints which, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, are where energy accumulates. Putting pressure on these particular areas will help to relieve stress and tension and improves the flow of energy throughout the body. Use for 20 minutes every day.
Purchase this acupressure mat for £39.90 from good pharmacies or www.yantramat.co.uk.