Can anyone point me in the right direction? I wanted to utilize these for a deep depression/anxiety that was caused by short term birth control use. I've been reading contradicting information, especially when it pertains to Holy basil. Some say it raises serotonin levels and then another article says it raises dopamine. Since I am dopamine dominant, raising dopamine would not be a good option. I am also estrogen dominant so anything to lower that would be a bonus and lets not forget the high cortisol all this stress has caused me. Some mention that stinging nettle has serotonin on it's sharp hairs but is it a part of the leaves that are consumed or used in the tea? Does anyone know what neurotransmitters the holy basil, saffron, and stinging nettle work on? The saffron seems mighty interesting but I'm not looking for some psychedelic experience. Would chewing on a strand or two make a difference in mood? I thought going the route of B vitamins would help replenish what was depleted but it seems to cause an uptick in my anxiety. I felt the same when I took desiccated liver capsules at 4 capsules a day.