Around 121 million people worldwide struggle with depression. More than 20 million Americans are taking anti-depressant drugs. Unfortunately, the anti-depressant drugs don’t provide an adequate solution, induce dependency and often cause bad side-effects such as sleep problems, suicidal tendencies, nausea, headaches etc.
Luckily, nature has given us so many plants and herbs that can help us and heal us without causing any terrible side effects. Turmeric is nature’s remedy for depression. Many studies have shown that turmeric is more effective at treating depression than any other drug on the market.
Researchers from the Department of Pharmacology at the Government Medical College in India found that curcumin, which is the main active ingredient in turmeric has anti-depressant effects on the brain.
“Curcumin has been found to possess antidepressant action in various animal models of depression… It can be concluded that the antidepressant action of curcumin majorly involves the serotoninergic neurotransmission. The antidepressant effects of curcumin in people with major depressive disorder, evidenced by benefits occurring 4 to 8 weeks after treatment.”
Turmeric Health Benefits
Turmeric is extremely good for your health. It alleviates asthma, supports thyroid health, improves the brain function, prevent heart diseases, treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes, treats arthritis, improves oral health etc. It’s even proven to be effective at preventing and treating cancer.
Turmeric Milk Recipe
- 2 cups of organic Almond milk, coconut milk, hemp milk or rice milk
- 1 tsp. ground turmeric
- 1 tsp. grated ginger
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 date or 1 tsp. raw honey
- 1 pinch of black pepper
Put all ingredients in your blender and blend until it’s smooth. Drink and enjoy!