Each and every one of us has felt a bit moody, low or sad every now and then. But, there are some people who are experiencing these kinds of feelings regularly, for longer periods of time (weeks, months, or even years) and they experience them without any known reason. Depression is not just a bad feeling that you have every now and then, it is a serious condition that is affecting more and more people.
People that have a mild form of depression are able to lead an active and healthy life, with the right support and treatment. Severe depression, on the other hand, can be devastating and even in some cases life-threatening!
The most common signs and symptoms of depression include:
- Fatigue and decreased energy
- Sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings
- Irritability, restlessness
- Feelings of hopelessness
- Difficulty concentrating and making decisions
- Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts
- Insomnia or excessive sleeping
- Feelings of guilt
Fortunately, Nature blessed us with many amazing spices, including turmeric. This super-healthy spice can fight various diseases. It fights skin cancer, heals stomach disorders and pains, prevents cholesterol oxidation, reduces acidity, arthritis, stops diarrhea, heals liver disorders and jaundice, prevents the breakdown of cells into cancerous cells, and it is very beneficial for people with Alzheimer’s.
Healing powers of Turmeric:
- It is packed with antioxidants
- It has potent anti-inflammatory properties
- It is beneficial for the brain
- It lowers the risk of heart disease
- It fights depression
How does Turmeric fight depression?
There are a couple of methods and drugs which are going to help you with fighting depression. Prozac is one of these drugs used for this particular purpose. But, there are a lot of side effects that are caused by taking these drugs such as bleeding in the stomach, suicidal effects and sometimes difficulties breathing.
There are a lot of scientists that are trying to discover the true powers that the turmeric has to offer, and find out more about the active compound found in turmeric known as curcumin. THis can give you similar effects as the Prozac without having to experience all of the side effects that come with the use of Prozac. Now that you know what the turmeric can do for your health see the following recipe and try it out to fight off depression.
Turmeric Lemonade Recipe
You are going to need the following ingredients:
- 4 cups of cold filtered or sparkling water
- 1 teaspoon of freshly grated or powdered turmeric
- 3 tablespoons of 100% maple syrup, honey
- Juice of 1 organic lemon or 2 limes
- Juice of 1 or 2 blood oranges or regular oranges.
How to prepare the lemonade:
Mix all the ingredients into a pitcher, stir well and add a slice of lemon as a garnish. Add ice cubes for a more refreshing taste
Turmeric is not recommended for those using medication!
Sources and References: www.healthyfoodhouse.com