There is no doubt that turmeric is an incredibly healthy spice, with numerous health benefits and amazing properties. namely, it is rich in antioxidants, has powerful anti-inflammatory, cancer fighting, anti-bacterial and anti- viral properties.
Yet, it was now found to be extremely effective in the treatment of depression, more powerful than any other conventional drug.
Turmeric is also excellent for the brain health, it reduces the risk of a heart disease, and has been found to be extremely useful in the case of depression.
Furthermore, a clinical trial on the major depressive disorder (MDD) discovered that its active ingredient, curcumin, is equally effective as fluoxetine, which is a prescription drug with the Prozac’s generic form, but has no side- effects!
Also, Dr. Ajay Goel, Baylor Research Institute and Charles A Sammons Cancer Center, Baylor University Medical Center and study co-author, claimed: “It is a novel and surprising application for this natural medicine.
People with depression have higher levels of inflammation in the brain. Also, people with depression have lower levels of neurogenesis in the brain, meaning they make fewer new brain cells than people with no history of depression. Curcumin is both a potent anti-inflammatory agent and a powerful stimulator for neurogenesis.”
Numerous studies have confirmed that the regular use of turmeric lowers inflammations in the body. The following turmeric lemonade is extremely effective, so this is how to prepare it:
Recipe — (4 servings)
- 2 tablespoons of freshly grated or powdered turmeric
- 4 tablespoons of honey, 100% maple syrup, or Stevia
- Juice of 1 1/2 lemons or limes
- 4 cups of cold filtered or sparkling water
- Juice of 1 blood orange (optional)
Method of preparation:
In a small pitcher, add all ingredients and mix them. Serve the turmeric lemonade garnished with a slice of lemon.