It’s common understanding in the natural health world that pharmaceuticals often (if not constantly) do more harm than good.
It’s likewise clear that foods, herbs, and other natural sources can offer similar advantages without those nasty negative effects.
Once again, our beliefs have actually been affirmed by science: A recent research study published in Phytotherapy Research study states that not just is turmeric efficient at alleviating anxiety, it might even be more reliable than a few of the most typical anti-depressant drugs currently on the market.
While previous research studies have indicated the effectiveness of turmeric (curcumin) in alleviating major anxiety, this study was the very first randomized regulated clinical trial of its kind.
Researchers with the Department of Pharmacology of Federal government Medical College in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India compared the effects of turmeric and Prozac (fluoxetine), both used together and separately, in 60 patients detected with major depressive disorder (MDD).
According to GreenMedInfo.com, the scientists used the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale to determine their results:
” We observed that curcumin was well tolerated by all the clients. The proportion of responders as measured by the HAM-D17 scale was greater in the mix group (77.8%) than in the fluoxetine [Prozac] (64.7%) and the curcumin (62.5%) groups; however, these data were not statistically considerable (P= 0.58). Interestingly, the mean modification in HAM-D17 score at the end of six weeks was similar in all three groups (P= 0.77). This research study offers very first medical evidence that curcumin might be used as an effective and safe method for treatment in patients with MDD without simultaneous self-destructive ideation or other psychotic conditions.”
While reading the scientists conclusions indicates one treatment (turmeric) is equally effective as Prozac, it doesn’t represent the negative effects of Prozac, which increase turmeric’s value significantly. Prozac is known to cause “suicidal ideation or other psychotic conditions,” frightening negative effects that are clearly missing in turmeric use.
In addition to battling anxiety, the bright yellow root commonly used in Indian cooking known as turmeric has actually been discovered to have numerous health benefits. In addition to this informing research on its effectiveness in depression treatment, we know it also has value in the treatment of inflammatory conditions, diabetes, and also cancer. If that isn’t really enough, it’s likewise been shown reliable in aiding in weight reduction and cutting heart disease danger. Plus, it tastes incredible.