Turmeric benefits are amazing and can treat a wide range of illnesses.It is traditionally used in Chinese and Indian folk medicine. The turmeric has an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
The golden root, is a powerful anti-inflammatory that stops the growth of pre-cancerous cells, aids in Alzheimer’s, lowers bad cholesterol, and treats skin cancer. It is likewise utilized to treat arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), stomach pain, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems and gallbladder disorders.
Turmeric fights depression
Turmeric can treat Major Depressive Disorder. This is good news, because Prozac and other drugs used in treating depression have serious negative effects, including trouble breathing, bleeding in the stomach and thoughts of suicide.
According to a recent study, Curcumin, which is the active ingredient in turmeric, has equal effects as the prescription drug fluoxetine (the generic form of Prozac).
There was a study conducted by the researchers with the Department of Pharmacology of Government Medical College in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, in which they compared the effects of turmeric (curcumin) and Prozac (fluoxetine).
The researchers said: “We observed that curcumin was well tolerated by all the patients. The proportion of responders as measured by the HAM-D17 scale was higher in the combination group (77.8%) than in the fluoxetine (64.7%) and the curcumin (62.5%) groups; however, these data were not statistically significant (P = 0.58). Interestingly, the mean change in HAM-D17 score at the end of six weeks was comparable in all three groups (P = 0.77). This study provides first clinical evidence that curcumin may be used as an effective and safe modality for treatment in patients with MDD without concurrent suicidal ideation or other psychotic disorders.”
How to make turmeric lemonade
This recipe is tasty and can also be used in combination with this anti-anxiety lemonade.
Turmeric lemonade recipe ( 4 servings )
- 4 cups cold filtered or sparkling water
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated or powdered turmeric
- 4 tablespoons 100% maple syrup, honey or Stevia if you are avoiding sugar
- Juice of 1 – 1/2 lemons or limes
Mix all the ingredients into a small pitcher, stir and serve with a slice of lemon as a garnish.