Ashwagandha is another calming herb useful for depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders due to its anxiolytic and antidepressant effect.
According a 2013 study published in the Indian Journal of Pharmacology, this herb can offer blood glucose and cholesterol lowering effects to combat the side effects of antipsychotics associated with higher incidence of metabolic syndrome.
Take 500 mg ashwagandha supplement capsules, 4 times a day for at least 1 month.
Chamomile has soothing and calming properties. It also promotes restful sleep and thus is useful for those suffering from schizophrenia.
- Add 1 teaspoon of dried chamomile flowers to 1 cup of hot water.
- Cover and allow it to steep for 5 minutes.
- Strain the solution.
- Drink it daily in the evening.