Despite pharmaceutical industry claims about popular antidepressants drugs like Prozac, studies have discovered that these drugs are actually addictive, and can slow down or even completely stop the brain’s ability to produce serotonin.
According to the latest research published in New Scientist, after a few weeks of taking these drugs, the brain responds by making less and less serotonin. This explains why people are going through painful withdrawals symptoms such as anxiety, depression and sleeping problems.
Fortunately, you can avoid these addictive and harmful drugs by taking natural supplements like turmeric.
Turmeric for depression
One of the studies discovered that curcumin, the main component in turmeric, is as at least as effective as Prozac in treating depression. Curcumin possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, and neuroprotective properties.
A recent study, Efficacy and Safety of Curcumin in Major Depressive Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial, proves that curcumin may be used as an effective and safe alternative to be used in patients with any depressive disorders. This is due to the fact that turmeric can raise the levels of serotonin and dopamine in the brain which are responsible for happiness.
How to Use Turmeric for Depression
- 1 full teaspoon of ground organic turmeric (where to find)
- 4 cups of water
- one teaspoon coconut oil
- Add 4 cups of water to a pot and boil it.
- Add the turmeric and simmer for 10 minutes
- Add the coconut oil.