I would agree, if you have been dx with a major depressive disorder this is not the alternative for you. Of course that is JMHO.
I have tried many products that came with a big hype and promise of helping cure without using Rx meds but have not had any of them work.
Each person is different but do remember that just because it is not made by a big company and needs no Rx is it still drug you are putting into your body.
The active ingredients of herbal remedies are chemicals that are similar to conventional medications. There is no scientific basis for the claim that “natural” medicines are gentler and safer than conventional medications. Many traditional herbals cause dangerous, and even fatal, side effects.
Herbal remedies are not regulated as drugs by the FDA. Their composition is variable and they may be contaminated by prescription medicines or toxic metals.
I believe it is up to each person to choose what they feel fits their own needs as long as we always remember to choose wisely.