Feeling down? Before you reach for a prescription drug to help remedy your depression, consider making this anti-inflammatory turmeric drink that is side effect-free and tastes delicious.
In case you didn’t know, turmeric is incredibly medicinal. Research has shown that not only is the root an anticoagulant (slows and prevents blood clotting) and an anti-inflammatory, it aids cancer treatment and is an anti-depressant, due to curcumin which studies have shown is more effective than fluoxetine which Prozac contains. Research has also concluded that turmeric can benefit conditions such as skin cancer, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, heartburn, jaundice, diarrhea, and gallbladder and stomach pain.
“It is a novel and surprising application of 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. A recent animal study was published on BCM-95 Curcumin compared to both fluoxetine and imipramine (an older class of antidepressant medications) and showed excellent results. We are excited to learn the effectiveness of BCM-95 Curcumin in a human study.”
“Depression is a major global public health issue leading to substantial disability. The pharmaceutical interventions can be quite costly and have many potentially serious adverse effects. There are also many people whose disease does not fully respond to treatment. The BCM-95 Curcumin used in this study shows efficacy on major depression on its own at the same level as the drug, and even better results when combined with the drug. This may be meaningful for the health of millions of people.”
Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to take advantage of Mother Nature’s cures. And, it is for this reason True Activist is sharing the following Turmeric Lemonade recipe. Set some time aside to make this medicinal drink and sip on it during the day for best results.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Serving Size: 3-4
4 cups cold filtered water
2 Tbsp freshly grated or powdered turmeric
5 Tbsp 100% maple syrup or raw honey
Juice of 1 1/2 lemons
Dash of cinnamon
- Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and stir until well-combined.
Not only is this recipe economical to make, it is delicious and packs a powerful punch. What are your thoughts? Please comment your thoughts below and share this news!
Check this video for more information on benefits of tumeric: