This Turmeric lemonade recipe showed excellent results as a natural remedy that will help fight depression.
Depression is a mood disorder and is characterized by a wide range of symptoms that vary from person to person.
Depression is very common nowadays, and in its weakest form most people can lead a healthy and active life with the right treatment and support.
On the other hand, depression can even be life-threatening, so help is necessary.
Signs and symptoms of depression:
- “Empty” feelings, melancholy
- Feelings of helplessness
- Feelings of guilt
- Restlessness and irritability
- Fatigue and decreased energy
- Inability to concentrate and decision making
- Insomnia or excessive sleeping
- Suicidal ideation, suicide attempt
The health benefits of turmeric
Nature have blessed us with turmeric, a spice that can help in the fight against most diseases. It can also help prevent the transformation of cells and development of cancerous cells.
It helps with Alzheimer’s disease. It helps in fighting skin cancer, lowers LDL cholesterol and much more.
Turmeric is used for stomach disorders, acidosis, arthritis, diarrhea, disorders of the liver, jaundice.
How turmeric helps in the fight against depression?
There are several methods and drugs to combat depression, and one of the most common drugs on the market is Prozac. The sad thing is that these drugs are known to cause serious side effects of the most important are: difficulty breathing, suicidal effects and bleeding in the stomach.
Conducted research on turmeric revealed that the active ingredient curcumin, which is present in this root is effective against major depressive disorder, the same way as fluoxetine (Prozac) even better. And what’s better is that turmeric does not cause any side effects that come along with medicines.
Turmeric lemonade recipe
You will need:
- 4 cups cold filtered water or sparkling water
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated turmeric or turmeric powder
- 4 tablespoons 100% maple syrup, honey or stevia (if you avoid sugar)
- Juice of 1 ½ lemon or lime
- Juice of 1 orange (optional)
Put all the ingredients into a small pitcher, stir the mixture well and serve with a slice of lemon as a garnish.