Turmeric Lemonade That Treats Depression Better Than Prozac! How To Prepare This?


Depression is a mood disorder characterised by low mood and a wide range of other possible symptoms, which will vary from person to person. Depression is common, and in its mildest form most people can lead a healthy and active life with the right treatment and support. On the more severe end, depression can be devastating and even life-threatening, so don’t go through it alone.

Signs and symptoms include:

Sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings
Feelings of hopelessness
Feelings of guilt
Irritability, restlessness
Fatigue and decreased energy
Difficulty concentrating and making decisions
Insomnia or excessive sleeping
Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts

The good thing is nature bless us with great spices turmeric which can fight most types of diseases. It can help prevent the breakdown of cells into cancerous cells. It can be beneficial if you have Alzheimer’s. It can fight skin cancer, and lower your LDL cholesterol levels and do much more. Turmeric has been used for stomach disorders and pains, acidity, arthritis, diarrhea, liver disorders, jaundice and much more.

It wouldn’t be wrong to claim that it has magical powers

-It is loaded with antioxidants
-It has powerful anti-inflammatory benefits
-It has amazing benefits for your brain
-It helps in lowering the chances of developing heart disease
-It can help in fighting depression

How Turmeric fights depression?

There are several methods and drugs to fight depression with one of the most common drug in the market being Prozac. The sad thing is that these drugs have been known to cause severe side effects most notably: difficulty in breathing, suicidal effects and bleeding in the stomach.

Researches conducted on turmeric and its uses found that the ingredient curcumin present in it is effective against major depressive disorder in the same way as fluoxetine (Prozac). But it doesn’t cause any side effects that come with the medication.

Turmeric Lemonade Recipe


4 cups cold filtered or sparkling water
2 tablespoons freshly grated or powdered turmeric
4 tablespoons 100% maple syrup, honey or Stevia if you are avoiding sugar
Juice of 1 1/2 lemons or limes

Optional: add the juice of 1 blood orange


Combine all ingredients into a small pitcher, stir and serve with a slice of lemon as a garnish.

Additional sources:

1) http://www.mealplannerpro.com

2) http://www.homehealthyrecipes.com

3) http://greatlifeandmore.com

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Prof. Hesin
I am herbalist and write on variety of topics from nutrition to natural health, herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, mind/body medicine and i enjoys the challenge of providing my family with healthy food options that fit with their busy lifestyle.

  • Queen Purple

    How much tumeric is allowed per day? I thought 2 tbs. was too much?

    • Dolly Ziegler

      I take 2000 mg of Curcumin a day to treat M.S. I have been episode free for about 3 years now. I didn’t know it was good for depression. That is awesome!

    • Nicole Jordan

      http://www.turmericforhealth.com/general-info/ideal-turmeric-dosage-how-much-turmeric-can-you-take-in-a-day and also keep in mind this recipe is not just for one glass…its 4 cups of water…. so depends on how big of a glass you are using lol this will probably make at least 2 or 3 glasses for drinking. u can drink one a day and make some more

    • Amanda L

      Usually the amount of fresh herbs equals 1/2 that amount in dried form etc. So 2 TB of fresh grated Turmeric should equal about 1TB dried, even less if powdered.

  • Kimberly Pearson

    All studies indicate that the most effective therapy is a combination of medication and psychotherapy-neither tends to be nearly as effective alone. With regards to psychotherapy, best practice protocols clearly suggest CBT (cognitive behavioral treatment) is the absolute most effective.

    To master more the way we handle it you can do a search that is google depression Jake Brown treatment guides to get the book which we used

    I’d like to see more posts like this .

  • Melanie Price

    Delicious. Mine went off like a science experiment when I added the turmeric to the bubbly water. 🙂 next time I will make sure I use a bigger pitcher when making it, so not to loose any of this good for you drink. I made mine with seltzer water, honey, lemon juice, a navel orange and of course turmeric. :);

  • Did someone already try this recipe? What are your impressions?