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Posted: Posted June 8th, 2017 by Ghowilo

In another thread you mentioned cayenne was good for depression. I know chocolate is also an anti-depressant. I've been getting into potion making and have been thinking about making an anti-depressant potion so I was wondering what other things have this property.

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Chocolate and cayenne are delicious together. Good choices. Throw in a good dose of omega-3 because almost all of us are deficient in it (and it's a brain anti-inflammatory / has vital brain repair functions). Note that omega-3 fats degrade really really quickly and don't stand up under heat in any capacity, so I'd grind up some walnut powder or something.

When I make herbal potions, I like to stick with three ingredients for maximum efficiency/deliciousness buuut here are some other options:

  • ginseng regrows brain blood vessels and is neuroprotective

  • Chamomile is a very strong neuroprotectant and also has chelating and anxiolytic properties, also treats insomnia (insomnia and anxiety are both linked to depression so it probably helps a lot)

  • Damiana improves mood and like cayenne stimulates bloodflow.

  • Basil alleviates mental fatigue, anxiety, and has other neuroprotective properties.

  • Cinnamon is good for neurotransmitters and helps neurons regenerate. Also helps regulate dopamine levels (particularly good for addiction for this reason). Combining cinnamon and cayenne is probably spicy overkill.

  • Posted June 8th, 2017 by Xhin


    Posted June 8th, 2017 by Xhin

    I also stick to the three ingredient rule, not including the liquid base which is typically olive oil or water. I have basil and chamomile on hand, but I used to smoke Damiana to get horny so it's a pretty attractive ingredient. I made a potion with cinnamon not that long ago, so I think I'm good on that for a little while. The other ingredients were chamomile and cloves. I let it sit in the sun for 24 hours and drank it afterwards. It's a traditional recipe meant to prevent curses from affecting you.

    Posted June 8th, 2017 by Ghowilo

    curses will never affect me

    Posted June 9th, 2017 by EN

    curses will never affect me

    @EN: Can confirm.

    Edited June 9th, 2017 by Xhin

    Why did Hottest Posts think I was the last person to reply to this?

    Posted June 9th, 2017 by Moonray

    It said that in Newest Replies too.
    Maybe the site is pre-cog.

    Edited June 9th, 2017 by Ceta

    It confused me because I just made a big ass post about NIFE so there was no way I could've replied here "9 minutes ago" (what it said at the time).

    Edited June 9th, 2017 by Moonray

    I accidentally posted as you. Also ironically (because I was ghosting you and the post was talking about ghosts).

    Posted June 9th, 2017 by Xhin

    @Xhin: i really like that card. you should make more for other users.

    edit: why did you give me no attack points?

    Edited June 9th, 2017 by EN

    The card I took the template from was a 0/1. Maybe I should have tried to find a MTG maker or something instead of just photoshopping it.

    Posted June 9th, 2017 by Xhin
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