This Turmeric Lemonade is Better at Treating Depression Than Prozac

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Turmeric is one of the most potent natural cure-alls. This anti-inflammatory, antioxidant packed, cancer fighting, anti-bacterial and anti-viral superfood, turmeric has now been found to lift depression more effectively then any other conventional drugs.

Turmeric Fights Depression

Turmeric is a super root which is very beneficial for our health. It’s rich in antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties, is great for brain health, lowers the risk of a heart disease, and has been found to lift depression, as we previously mentioned. In a clinical trial on major depressive disorder (MDD), Curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) was found to have equal effects as the prescription drug fluoxetine (the generic form of Prozac), without any adverse effects.

Dr. Ajay Goel, Baylor Research Institute and Charles A Sammons Cancer Center, Baylor University Medical Center and study co-author, stated: “It is a novel and surprising application for this natural medicine. People with depression have higher levels of inflammation in the brain. Also, people with depression have lower levels of neurogenesis in the brain, meaning they make fewer new brain cells than people with no history of depression. Curcumin is both a potent anti-inflammatory agent and a powerful stimulator for neurogenesis.”

You should also know that new research has found that adding turmeric to your dishes greatly reduces inflammation in the body.

Turmeric Lemonade (for 4 servings)


4 cups cold filtered or sparkling water

2 tablespoons freshly grated or powdered turmeric

4 tablespoons of 100% maple syrup, honey or Stevia if you are avoiding sugar

Juice of 1 1/2 lemons or limes

Juice of 1 blood orange (optional)

Instructions: Mix all the ingredients into a small pitcher, stir and serve with a slice of lemon as a garnish.


12 comments on "This Turmeric Lemonade is Better at Treating Depression Than Prozac"

  1. patrice says:

    But what about powdered turmeric needing to be heated or the need to add black pepper?

  2. Percy Patel says:

    Is the above recipe for one day’s consumption? How often do I drink it per day? Please let me know. Thank you.

  3. Rajee says:

    Hail to the “Turmeric”, its glories never seize with lots of surprises. Just be aware of some store turmeric since some may contain lead to add color to make it bright.

  4. ng siew kong says:

    great…I will advocate this drink to my friends

  5. V. Ramachandran says:

    Excellent information and keep it up . What should be the dosage per day for trof powdered turmeric powder to treat less clarity of mind and fear. Pl. reply


  6. Naz says:

    Thank you for sending me this recipe. The power of turmeric is amazing.

  7. Shiv Charan Das Sharma says:

    Sir , Kindly make your bounteous articles/the names of the ingredients available in Hindi language as well. shivcharan

  8. Venusnankar says:

    Dear Sir
    Very best you would have issued as above mentioned.

    Please issue good remedy for Liver and Lungs


  9. Mohini says:

    Can 4 cups lemonade be stored in ther fridge & had in 4 days?
    I have made my own concoction & have been using it for a few years. Never had cold or bronchitis for years like I used to.
    My recipe( not as strong as yours which probably is more beneficial):
    1 tbs tumeric,, 1/2 cup honey,( May add more) 1/3 cup cider vinegar mix well.
    Take 1-2 tsps every night before going to bed. Some times I mix it with tepid 1/2 cup water & sip.
    I do the same with ginger in a separate bottle & have it every morn before B’fast.
    Your comments ?
    Love your articles.


  10. Swaminathan says:

    Very useful and easy to make health recipe. Thanks

  11. Krishna says:

    Should it be Cold Water or can I use warm water

  12. Mohan says:

    Without biopiperine cur cumin may not be absorbed into the system….

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