There are more and more people suffering from depression these days, and what is even more concerning, the fact that the number continue to increase. Depression is a condition of mood disorder and it is characterized by low mood and various other symptoms, which are different for different people.
Depression is widespread and when it is not so serious, people can follow a healthy lifestyle, but only with proper treatment. However, if depression gets serious, it can destroy your life and even endanger your life. These people should not go through it alone. If you are in a situation like this, ask for help right away.
The symptoms and signs of depression are:
Feelings of guilt
Restlessness and bad temper
Chronic fatigue and low energy levels
Suicidal thoughts and attempts
Excessive sleeping or lack of sleeping
Feelings of desperation
Feelings of sadness, sorrow, anxiety and numbness
Problems with concentration and decision-making.
Even though these signs and symptoms of depression sound horrifying, luckily for us, the nature has given us a great gift, which is the spice turmeric. This spice is able to combat the most types of diseases, and prevent the breakdown of cells into cancerous cells. Turmeric is also helpful for people who have Alzheimer’s. This spice can also fight cancer and reduce the LDL cholesterol levels, and more. It is used for treating stomach disorders and pains, arthritis, diarrhea, acidity, jaundice, liver disorders, etc.
Some of Most Known Benefits of Turmeric
It has strong anti-inflammatory properties
It provides some great benefits for the cognitive functions
It is full of antioxidants
It helps in reducing the risks of heart disease
It helps in fighting depression.
How Can Turmeric Help in Cases of Depression?
Depression is treated using a few methods and drugs, one of the most common drugs being Prozac. Although these drugs can be effective, they create some serious side effects including suicidal thoughts, breathing problems and internal bleeding (in the stomach).
Studies that have been carried out on the topic of turmeric have revealed that the active ingredient of turmeric, curcumin is efficient in treating the major depressive disorders in the same way as fluoxetine (Prozac). The only difference is that curcumin does not have side effects
Turmeric Lemonade Recipe
Two tablespoons of powdered or grated turmeric
Four cups of sparkling or cold filtered water
Lemon or lime juice (two lemons/limes)
Four tablespoons of organic maple syrup, Stevia or honey in case you don’t want to use sugar
Blood orange juice from one blood orange (optional).
Mix all ingredients in a small jug, stir well and serve with a lemon slice. After juts a few days, you will feel improvement.