Turmeric has been found to be among the most powerful natural cures for so many kinds of conditions and diseases. It is called the golden root for a reason. Turmeric is a highly potent anti-inflammatory which is capable of stopping pre-cancerous cell growth. It is also beneficial in lowering bad cholesterol levels, treating skin cancer, and helping with Alzheimer’s.
Turmeric is widely used in the treatment of so many conditions. Some of these conditions include:
– Stomach pain
– Stomach bloating
– Dyspepsia (Heartburn)
– Intestinal gas
– Loss of appetite
– Liver problems
– Gallbladder disorders
Benefits of Turmeric Against Depression
It will not be wrong to call turmeric a “super root.” It has so many benefits for your health. just some of these benefits include:
– Superb anti-inflammatory properties
– High amounts of antioxidants
– Improves brain health
– Helps minimize risks of heart disease
– Beneficial in lifting depression
Curcumin is the active ingredient found in turmeric. According a clinical trial on the problem of major depressive disorder or MDD, it was found that curcumin had equal effects as fluoxetine (this prescription drug is Prozac’s generic form). The trial also found that there were no adverse effects.
The doctors, Dr. Ajay Goel, who co-authored this study has the following to say about turmeric:
The use of turmeric for curing depression is nothing less than a surprising thing for a natural medicine that it is. Depression is accompanied is higher inflammation and lower neurogenesis levels in brain. So people with depression have lesser production of new brain cells compared to those who don’t have depression or any history of it. The doctor claims that curcumin not only works as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, it is also a highly potent stimulator to boost neurogenesis.
Dr. Ajay Goel is with the Baylor Research Institute and Charles A Sammons Cancer Center of Baylor University Medical Center.
According to latest research, you can help reduce inflammation in your body if you add turmeric to your dishes.
You should also drink this turmeric lemonade on a regular basis.
How to Prepare Turmeric Lemonade?
This recipe gives 4 servings
You will need the following ingredients:
– Sparkling water/cold filtered water – 4 cups
– Powdered turmeric / freshly grated turmeric – 2 tbsp
– 100% maple syrup – 4 tbsp (if you want to avoid sugar, use stevia or honey)
– Lemon or lime juice – from 1-1/2 lemon/lime
– Optional blood orange juice – from 1 blood orange
Take a small pitcher and mix all these ingredients. Stir well and it is ready. You can serve it along with a lemon slice as garnish.