Turmeric is simply a miracle of the Mother Nature that can help in numerous various health conditions. Namely, due to its powerful anti- inflammatory properties which make it suitable for the treatment of all kinds of diseases and issues, including arthritis, stomach pain, diarrhea, heartburn (dyspepsia), loss of appetite, jaundice, intestinal gas, stomach bloating, liver problems and gallbladder disorders.
Moreover, this yellow spice is extremely useful as it successfully inhibits the development of pre-cancerous cells, fights skin cancer, aids in the case of Alzheimer’s, reduces bad cholesterol.
Despite all this, turmeric is also highly beneficial in the treatments of lung infections, fibromyalgia, leprosy, fever, colds, menstrual problems, headaches, bronchitis, and cancer.
Due to its miraculous properties, turmeric is also used to treat kidney problems, lowers the risk of heart disease, promotes brain health, treats worms, water retention and depression.
Interestingly, although it leaves yellow stains, it can be used to whiten your teeth. Also, it does not damage your tooth enamel while whitening them.
Regarding all this, we can state that this super root has amazing medicinal qualities! It is abundant in antioxidants and has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Partly, all these beneficial effects of turmeric are due to its powerful active ingredient, curcumin.
Namely, a clinical trial for major depressive disorder (MDD), found this active ingredient to be equally effective as the prescription drug fluoxetine (the generic form of Prozac), but it has no side- effects!
The comment of Dr. Ajay Goel, Baylor Research Institute and Charles A Sammons Cancer Center, Baylor University Medical Center and study co-author on the application of turmeric in the treatment of depression was the following:
“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.”
Interestingly, this clinical trial also discovered that you can alleviate inflammation in the body by simply cooking with this spice!
Today, we will suggest you this amazing turmeric lemonade that will ensure you consume enough amounts of turmeric, and will help you in the case of numerous health issues, including depression:
Turmeric Lemonade- Recipe
- Juice of 1 1/2 lemons or limes
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated or powdered turmeric
- 4 tablespoons 100% maple syrup, Stevia or honey ( if you tend to avoid sugar)
- 4 cups cold filtered or sparkling water
- the juice of 1 blood orange( optional)
In a small pitcher, mix all the above ingredients, and stir well. You can also use a slice of lemon as a garnish when you serve it.