The Importance of Using Medicinal Plants and Natural Products in Order to Treat Depression, Regarding Iranian Traditional and Islamic Medicine and Laboratory Studies

  • Hamed Fathi
  • Mohammad Ali Ebrahimzadeh
  • Ramin Ataie
  • Shahram Eslami
  • Niusha Esmaealzadeh
  • Mohammad Bagher Mohammadi Laeeni
Keywords: Depression, Iranian-Traditional Medicine, Medicinal Plants


Introduction: Depression is a chronic and common disease and is currently used to treat antidepressants such as tricyclics, which sometimes lead to the activity of certain brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. The use of chemical and industrial drugs by their patients can be due to the lack of treatment for depression. Therefore, in order to promote health, the use of natural products and herbs, and clinical trials and studies with traditional medicine approaches to the treatment of depression is important. In the past, natural products have also been used. The Qurchr('39')an and Islam, while analyzing the causes and phenomena of depression, have addressed the ways of its treatment. In particular, this study has been conducted in line with the on the revival of traditional Iranian and Islamic medicine, and it seems necessary.

Material and Methods: In this paper, materials based on electronic library resources, including scientific articles and relevant books from foreign and domestic authoritative journals and websites, have been conducted with proper keyword searches. The medicinal herbs used in depression in traditional medicine and modern medicine, the teachings of the Islamic religion, the reports presented in this regard in English and Persian, and the experiences of the several years of research on various indigenous herbs seeking research You know, it was a benchmark for study and was studied after collection.

Results: In traditional medicine, for the treatment of many diseases, such as depression and anxiety, some herbs such as Citrus aurantium L. and Ocimum basilicum have been known and used for many years. Studies on Echium amoenum L. and Feijoa sellowiana have also been carried out today. It is also used to treat acupuncture. In traditional medicine, and of course, Islam and the Quran, depression has been discussed and appropriate solutions have been presented. So that natural products derived from medicinal plants are known and recommended. Meanwhile, in Islam and the Qurchr('39')an, healthy, halal and herbal remedies have also been addressed. In ancient Traditional Iranian medicine, it has been given great importance to the theme of sport, heroism and its moral outcomes. Also, Islamic scholars believed in the benefits of spiritual education and its role in physical strengthening. Relaxing exercises also significantly reduced depression.

Conclusion: Given that patients with depression may be susceptible to suicide due to frustration. The use of medicinal herbs and traditional medicine and Iranian medicine, in view of their desirable, natural and safe effects, is necessary. According to Islamic texts, practical commitment to Islamic beliefs can be a deterrent to many psychological disorders. Reading the Qurchr('39')an, believing in God, practicing the teachings of the Qurchr('39')an and prayer, and other divine duties are also effective in creating calm and promoting the health and treatment of diseases such as depression.