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  Nurturing Mind and Spirit Herbal and Holistic Approaches to Overcoming Depression In a world increasingly turning to holistic well-being, the quest for natural remedies for mental health issues is on the rise. This article explores herbal approaches to treating depression, incorporating non-traditional practices like bioenergy, affirmations, and gratitude journaling. While herbal alternatives can be empowering, it's crucial to understand potential interactions and contraindications to ensure safe and effective treatment.   Herbal Remedies: St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum): Benefits: Known for its mood-enhancing properties, St. John's Wort is believed to increase serotonin levels. Interactions/Contraindications: May interact negatively with certain medications, including antidepressants, birth control pills, and blood thinners. Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea): Benefits: An adaptogenic herb that may help regulate the body's stress response, potentially alleviating sy