Euphoria! We know there are illicit ways of pursuing it, but are there also healthy, natural remedies that can give you a euphoric feeling of happiness?
Some of the best natural home remedies not only will repair and support your health over the long-term, but they can also inspire a burst of energy, happiness, pleasure, well-being, clarity, or pure joy that many of us would call euphoric!
So what home remedy gives you a feeling of euphoria? Which remedy is the one you use to turn a frown upside down or your day right around in a flash? Share your euphoria remedies with the Earth Clinic community, or find a euphoric natural cure of your own!
ACV, Baking Soda, Cayenne Pepper and Hot Water
[YEA] 11/06/2007: Sharon from Boston, MA: "I just discovered that ACV, baking soda, and cayenne produces an almost instantaneous state of euphoria! I have been taking acv for years, more recently acv and baking soda, but never with the cayenne. I always felt very energized from acv, but didn't feel like it was adjusting my brain chemistry. This remedy does. This is going to sound strange, but it makes me feel closer to God. I don't know how else to explain the sensation.
This is what I do:
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar,
1/8th teaspoon of baking soda and
5 shakes of cayenne pepper
in a glass of hot water.
Be careful not to stand too close to the glass after adding the cayenne or you will inhale it, especially once those acv and baking soda bubbles get activated. Sip slowly, stirring the cayenne every so often. When the drink cools down, add more hot water. Drink on an empty stomach, if possible. I usually take it in the late afternoon, when I am feeling sleepy.
I hope others will try it to and let me know if they are experiencing the same results. It might also be a very effective PMS remedy, I don't know. Will send an update later on in the month!"Replies
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 10/13/2009: Freelife from Ocean City, Md replies: "I am 38, have mild to moderate depression and anxiety. Have taken all of the prescription remedies (or so they say) like Zoloft (which calmed me down, but also had the side effect of hair loss). I have also tried other herbals like Kava Kava (doesnt do a damn thing for me, at any dosage), Poppy Tea (does create euphoria, but takes hours and is easily overdosed on which gives you an upset stomach and dizziness. Also, Poppy carries with it, large amounts of fiber which can wreak havok with your digestive system and stomach. I know by experience), 5HTP and L-Tyrosine(5htp raises your serotonin, but decreases your dopamine. Which is why it is important to take L-Tyrosine with it, as L-Tyrosine raises your dopamine, but decreases your serotonin). This combination actually works, but it is tricky to get the time of day to take it just right as it will make you tired... but you will only sleep for an hour or so. You can think of the 5htp/ L-tyrosine mixture as somewhat of a anti-depressant. It actually works better than any prescription anti-depressant I ever took and gives you a natural feeling of well being(not too high or too low).
ACV, BAKING SODA, CAYENNE PEPPER AND HOT WATER - I just tried this mixture(luckily I had everything I needed at the house). Truthfully, the Cayenne pepper isnt as hot as many other peppers, so users should know that this is very tolerable. I probably wouldnt drink it if you have an ulcer, but it is fairly mild and this is coming from me... Who stays away from anything hot, as far as food is concerned.
5:30am - I took about 5 decent size sips so far.
5:35am - Starting to feel a nice warmth from my stomach, up to my mouth(which I attribute to the cayenne).
5:40am - Another large sip
5:45am - A few more large sips, I feel a relaxed feeling coming over me(not euphoric, but a nice warm kind of sedated feeling. Like you would attribute to something like a massage at a local spa with hot oil).
5:55am - I must mention here that I have a pretty high tolerance to anything that boosts endorphin activity. So it may take a while for me and maybe a few glasses.
6:00am - Finished my first glass of this mixture.
6:20am - Still relaxed but no euphoria.
I am going to guess that what I feel now is what I am going to feel in a half hour. I am going to try this mixture before bed for a nice relaxing sort of tea, maybe add some passion flower powder. Unbelievably, the taste of the mixture is actually pretty good. Effects may vary by person. Do I find this mixture worthwhile? I am not sure, I will have to try it a few more times to see if the effect holds up. What I felt though, was a mild relaxation take place which may be a nice bedtime treat for those out there needing to take the edge off."
Apple Cider Vinegar
[YEA] 09/23/2007: Michelle from Winfield, Kansas, USA: "I began using acv a few weeks ago at a small dose of 1 tsp. per day. After two weeks I noticed I was sleeping better and that my dreams were better. Rather than dark and heavy, my dreams were becoming more and more light-hearted. I actually woke myself up laughing the night before. I don't know if I can attribute this to acv, but I suppose it's possible..."
[YEA] 10/18/2007: Lisa from Newton, MA: "Hi, I started to put a bit of Cayenne pepper, along with some lemon juice into my morning tea, as an immune booster, but, I must say, I have found that I have been in an extremely energetic and jovial mood. I had not noticed this until yesterday, my 3rd day doing this regimen---just thought I would share."
Folic Acid, B6, B12
[YEA] 09/20/2008: Ellen from New Canaan, CT: "I was at Trader Joe's last week and was browsing through their line of supplements. One supplement in particular caught my eye - sublingual folic acid, b6 and b12. I had been seeing some good information on the web about the b vits, so I decided to buy it. (cheap by the way.) The one thing I noticed immediately is I am in such a darn good mood after I take it! I forgot to take one pill 2 days ago and some pms irritability set in. Took my vitamin and within half an hour, my mood improved. I think this may be a great supplement for those with depression or anxiety. Here's some info about folic acid on Dr. Mercola's site: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2002/07/06/folic-acid-part-two.aspx. So it may be the folic acid that is enhancing my mood, I don't know."Replies
03/03/2009: Marie from Erie, PA replies: "While the effects of B vitamins are becoming more well-known, including increasing energy and improving mood, it is important to note that any amount over 400% of the daily recommended amount seems to cause intense headaches or migraines. The effect on the body of these amounts of B vitamins come with a warning for the elderly, also, on these products."
03/01/2012: Shu from London, England replies: "Remember sensitive people too, in everything, smaller doses than recommended, time and time again I have made the mistake of taking the "right amount" and always the whatever backfires on my system.
I took these sublingual drops of the b vitamins and felt not good.. Now a few drops in water, swish around the mouth a few times, then more water.. what a difference, works a treat."
Pink Salmon, Green Veggies and Blueberries
[YEA] 12/06/2007: Rachel from Baldwin, WI: "re: euphoria remedies -- I have found that after eating pink salmon, followed by green veggies and then 1/2 cup of blueberries, I get extremely happy, almost giddy. The first time it happened, I didn't realize that it was from what I ate and forgot about it. Then on another day, I ate the same thing and it happened again; and found that it repeatedly works for me. I don't know if it would work for everyone, but for me it is a depression cure!"Replies
[YEA] 04/19/2012: John from Los Angeles, California replies: "I had grilled wild caught pink salmon along with lightly cooked spinach with a lot of garlic and mushrooms for the last two meals and feel abnormally clear and sharp. Enough to make me look it up and find this post. Wondering if there really is a link or if it's coincidence?"
06/27/2012: Citygirl27 from Richardson, Tx, Usa replies: "I get a similar feel-good feeling when I eat salmon sashimi. I don't think its a coincidence. DHA one of the omega 3's high in salmon, strengthen mitochondria in brain cells."
09/27/2012: Jin-tei from St. Clair Shores, Mi replies: ":) Works for me as well."