Just looking for anyone who has tried natural herbal remedies for depression or anxiety, and if they were effective or not. I have not been technically dagnosed, but know if I saw a doctor, I would be diagnosed. I have nothing against medications, but have always preferred alternative medicine to prescription medications. I have an appointment this week to see an NP for a physical, and to discuss options for treatment. Some of the natural remedies I have run across are: St. John's Wort., Kava Kava, Sam-e, and Gingko Biloba. Any input is greatly appreciated.