By By NAGARATH PUTRAThe world’s most expensive herb, also known as the sunflowers, has emerged as the most effective and safe medicine for treating depression and anxiety.
A study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry showed that when taken in large doses, the plant’s active ingredient, saponins, are safe for up to two weeks.
The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, used data from 1.4 million people who took part in the NHS’s National Longitudinal Survey of Mental Health.
The study found that saponin treatment was associated with significantly reduced depression and suicide rates among the group, as well as significantly lower rates of anxiety, irritability and insomnia.
“We know that sapone can be very helpful in treating depression, but the potential benefit of using sapone in depression and other anxiety disorders is really exciting,” said Dr Ramesh Khatoon, from Cambridge’s Department of Psychiatry.
“This is a new compound, so it will be a lot harder to make a large enough dose to be useful, but there are a lot of potential uses.”
Saponins are compounds found in plant tissues, particularly in the seeds.
They’re believed to be involved in regulating mood and mood-related behaviour, as they act on the serotonin system in the brain, and are also thought to act on receptors in the heart.
The compound that makes saponine is the same compound found in the flowers, and researchers believe that sapons are the best way to treat depression because it’s easier to use, it has a longer half-life, and it doesn’t interfere with other brain chemicals.
Researchers say that the research showed that a single capsule of saponina oil was safe and effective for depression, anxiety and anxiety-related conditions in about half of the participants.
The remaining participants took more than a teaspoon of the oil every day for three weeks.
The researchers say that it was the highest level of safety found so far, and they believe that it may have a role to play in treating anxiety disorders and depression as well.
The research team analysed the results of a large, prospective, randomised, controlled trial involving over one million people.
They also analysed data from other large studies that have been carried out in different countries around the world.
The findings are expected to lead to more effective therapies, as people are now being taught to take more of the plant.
The company behind the research, British American Medical Association, is working to make this work a reality.
Dr Rameshek said that although there are some benefits to taking saponinal oil, there is a lot more that can be done.
“There are a whole range of things that can benefit from this, such as enhancing mood and reducing stress.
There is evidence that certain types of stress-relieving exercises are more effective than others, so this could have implications for our own mental health.”
However, we know that there are downsides to taking these, including the potential for adverse side effects such as gastrointestinal issues, but they are currently not known.””
It is also worth noting that the plant extracts contain a number of potentially toxic compounds, which we do not know whether these compounds are carcinogenic or not, so we will need to do some further work to understand exactly how they interact with saponoids in the body.
“In the meantime, Dr Khatoo said that he believed that the results would help people in developing countries to understand how to take this herb and make it available to them.