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Turmeric more Effective than Prozac at Treating Depression!

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As we all know pharmaceuticals often do more harm than good to people. It’s also clear that herbs, foods and other natural sources can offer similar or even better benefits without any nasty side effects. One more time, our beliefs have been proven by science. Phytotherapy Research published a recent study that shows that not only is turmeric effective at treating depression, but it has the power to be more effective than some well-known anti-depressant drugs currently on the market.

Some studies have discovered the effectiveness of turmeric (curcumin) in treating depression. This study shows controlled clinical trial of its kind.

The Department of Pharmacology of Government Medical College in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India together with the researchers compared the effects of Prozac and turmeric, both used individually and together, in 60 patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder.

The researchers used the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale to measure their results:

They observed that turmeric was well tolerated by all the patients. The proportion of responders as measured was higher in the combination group than in the Prozac and the curcumin groups. These data were actually not statistically significant (P = 0.58). The interesting fact is that, in HAM-D17 score at the end of six weeks was comparable in all three groups (P = 0.77). At the end, this study shows first clinical evidence that turmeric can be used as a safe and effective modality for treating patients with MDD without concurrent suicidal ideation or any other psychotic disorders.

The researchers’ conclusions that turmeric is equally effective as Prozac, but it doesn’t involve the negative effects of Prozac, which increases turmeric’s value considerably. Prozac causes suicidal ideation or other psychotic disorders, awful side effects that are clearly absent in turmeric use.

In addition to fighting depression, turmeric was used in Indian cooking because it has numerous health benefits. Additionally, turmeric also has value in the treatment of diabetes, inflammatory conditions, and even cancer. If you still think that isn’t enough, turmeric is perfect choice for weight loss and cutting heart disease risk. And, don’t forget, it tastes amazing.

Anti-depressant medications are part of the biggest of Big Pharma’s many big money-makers. Equipped with knowledge, nowadays consumers have the great power to undermine their aim of drugging Americans and the rest of the world.

 

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