It is an orangish hue ingredient found in most Indian dishes. But it is a powerful spice with various medicinal properties. According to the California College of Ayurveda “few (medicinal plants) possess such a wide spectrum of qualities and medicinal uses as turmeric.”
Curcumin, which is derived from Turmeric, is a powerful substance. It provides protection to the brain and is long known as anti-ageing spice. It has strong anti-inflammatory properties and has positive antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects that lower stress hormones, such as cortisol. When taken regularly as a remedy for anxiety, it can help reduce your symptoms over a period of two months.
What about depression? In this modern era, several factors – work related, or personal reasons, cause an increase in the stress levels. Depression happens due to various reasons such as sadness, anxiety, feelings of guilt, restlessness or irritability, loss of energy due to fatigue, poor concentration and decision making, sleeplessness or prolonged sleep, even when one is considering or attempting suicide.
Although one might get tempted to seek medication for depression, this may not be the wisest choice, unless recommended by the doctor. As we all know, medications come with their share of side effects.
Making use of mother nature’s own spices is thus an advisable option. They work like wonder drugs, without causing any harm. And turmeric is one such spice which is revered the most.
Now that you are aware of the goodness of turmeric and curcumin, let us see how the delicious turmeric lemonade recipe helps wash away stress and anxiety. Making this drink is easy and is very affordable.
- 5 cups water
- 4 tsp freshly ground turmeric root
- 3 tsp honey
- 2 tsp grated ginger
- ½ cup fresh lemon juice
- ½ cup orange juice
- Boil the water.
- Put the ground turmeric root and grated ginger in a container or jar that can hold hot water.
- Pour hot water into the jar.
- Let it steep for 10 minutes.
- Now pour honey into the jar and keep stirring till it dissolves.
- Strain the mixture.
- Add the lemon juice.
- Allow the liquid to cool.
- Your turmeric lemonade is ready to sip and enjoy!
Apart from sipping turmeric lemonade, daily mediation when done on a regular basis also helps reduce stress naturally.
The benefits of turmeric lemonade are scientifically proven. Hope you will make and sip this refreshing and therapeutic drink and combat depression naturally. Tell us your views about this article and do share it in your social network.
Note: If you are experiencing chronic stress with mental and physical symptoms, do not hesitate to go in for immediate medical help.