We Live In Unreasonably Stressful Times And This Is Constantly Putting A Toll On Our Mental Health.

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that mental health has been on a constant decline in the recent past few years. And its impact is visualised in ever increasing cases of depression, crime rates, marital discord, business partnership fallouts, road rage, suicidal tendencies, etc. Adding fuel to the fire, this year the pandemic crisis has amplified the already existing mental health issues. Every calamity or natural disaster leads to significant increase in mental illness and COVID-19 is no exception. And while the physical health and well-being is bound to recover post the vaccine, the mental health crisis may continue to ravage post the pandemic too.

A recent private survey indicated feeling of insecurity, helplessness, poor financial conditions, fear of losing employment, social distancing, stigma, domestic violence, loneliness, alcohol & substance abuse, etc., are the leading causes of mental illness during this pandemic.

Now there are ways to boost mental wellness by practising mindfulness, taking up meditation, therapy et all; all of which could possibly help explore new perceptions and dimensions. Nutrition also plays a very important role in supporting sound mental health. It is a science that is based on years and years of research and it won’t change easily. But with the advent of technology, it is possible to make Nutrition more viable as per the current lifestyle / norms / requirements. Throughout the pandemic we have known the benefits of our good old ‘Kadha’ made out of various herbs and spices. Herbs and spices have the highest ORAC values which means they display tremendous antioxidant properties which can drastically improve psycho-emotional stress and mental wellbeing amongst other health benefits.

At Durmeric, nano technology is used to extract the active ingredients from herbs & spices and converted into daily drops format. The daily drops are far better than consuming fresh herbs as the nano size of the key ingredients make them more bio available. Easy to use and suitable for the current hectic lifestyle.

There are few Durmeric Daily Drops that can help boost mental health and you should use them regularly. Find them here …


Regular consumption of Tulsi drops is beneficial in relaxing and calming the mind. It is also beneficial in relieving anxiety, migraines, headaches, mental exhaustion / fatigue, nervous, tension, insomnia and depression. Tulsi offers a host of psychological benefits that include anti-depressant benefits, positive effects on memory and improving cognitive function. A powerful adaptogen, Tulsi is known to effectively combat stress and boost mental health. Tulsi daily drops contains eugenol which keeps the brain and nervous system in top gear.

Tip: Try adding 4 to 5 Tulsi daily drops in a glass of lukewarm water and have it first thing in the morning daily.


It is a well-known anti-depressive, nervine tonic and natural sedative that is stress relieving and sleep inducing. Vetiver is helpful for people who suffer from chronic stress and are facing anxiety issues. Also beneficial for children who suffer from ADHD and restlessness. Vetiver daily drops are perfect for deep relaxation.

Tip: Add vetiver drops to boiled and cooled lemongrass water for tranquility. It also pairs very well with mint and can be added to pudina (mint) chutney.


Rosemary is an efficient nervous system stimulator. It boosts attention span, alertness and memory. Rosemary drops can also reduce stress and anxiety. It is a powerful mood-enhancer too.

Tip: Rosemary daily drops pair best with homemade salad dressings. Add 5 drops of rosemary to a mixture of olive oil, vinegar, mustard sauce and honey. Drizzle it over a cold salad and toss well.


Cinnamon is a potent brain tonic capable of improving brain functions. It helps body relax and makes one feel less stressed. Many researches have claimed that just the aroma of Cinnamon can help improve performances that require mental efforts.

Tip: Cinnamon daily drops are best used in soups before main meals (Lunch / Dinner). You can also try adding 3 – 4 cinnamon drops to your warm Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Clove Bud and Clove Leaf:

Clove bud and leaf daily drops helps stimulate the brain. It packs in more mental energy and helps the consumer become more focused and attentive.

Tip: Clove Bud drops impacts best when added to your daily cup of Green tea. Clove leaf tastes equally good with black tea and lemon.


It is an excellent wonder spice. A natural pacifier for the nervous system. It can help manage anxiety, stress, convulsions and seizures effectively.

Tip: Cumin drops imparts an exciting taste when added to buttermilk, solkadhi or sattu. It is excellent and it helps in reducing digestive disturbances too.

Dr. Kamna Desai

Dietitian, Mumbai

A qualified Dietitian from Mumbai with over 20 years of expertise in the field of health and nutrition.