Turmeric, or Curcuma is a natural wonder known for its amazing anti-inflammatory properties. It has been used for many conditions in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. The herb has also been praised as one of the most powerful natural remedies.
Turmeric has been studied for a host of health benefits. It can be useful in treating various conditions such as: anemia, arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, bronchitis, bursitis, common cold, conjunctivitis, diabetes, diarrhea, edema, fever, headaches, ingestion, inflammation, liver disease, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, urinary tract infections, and more.
Science confirms that turmeric improves cognition and mental health. Its active ingredient curcumin, can boost the mood by helping to ease stress and depression. Additionally, it improves dopamine levels and contributes to agitation and anxiety.
A 2010 study published in the journal Immunology said that long-term inflammation is a typical component of neurodegenerative diseases, trauma, infections, ischemia, and immune-mediated disorders.
At the same time, curcumin has potent antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects, which raise serotonin levels and reduce pressure hormones. In other words, turmeric provides anti-anxiety effects to normalize particular physiological pathways.
Hence, make this turmeric lemonade to relieve depression and stress:
- 4 tablespoons of freshly ground turmeric root
- A ½ cup of lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- A ½ cup of orange juice
- 2 teaspoons of grated ginger
- 5 cups of water
Boil the water, mix the turmeric root and grated ginger into a glass container, and pour the boiled water over them. Let the mixture steep for about 10 minutes. Add the honey into the mix and stir until dissolved. Strain the mixture and add the lemon juice. Lastly, allow the lemonade to cool, and enjoy.
The turmeric lemonade should be stored in the fridge, for up to a week. This healthy lemonade is especially perfect for summer days since, it gives a nice, refreshing, and gentle taste.
There are too many health benefits to fully understand, take the leap and prepare the turmeric lemonade to relieve depression and stress.