Thursday, 18 May 2017

Curcumin - A New Treatment For Depression

Curcumin - A Novel Treatment For Depression

 Curcumin or Turmeric is much in the news these days and periodically we learn about new remedies with Curcumin.  This time for healing depression which can only be beneficial as it would eliminate the chemical medication that is often prescribed for depression.

  • Curcumin may be helpful against depression, especially atypical depression. No significant difference in efficacy between high and low dosages were found
  • Two active components in saffron, crocin and safranal, also have antidepressant effects, and at least three studies have found saffron is as effective as generic Prozac
  • One of the mechanisms behind curcumin’s beneficial impact on depression appears to be its ability to tame the flames of inflammation, which is now thought to be a foundational cause of depression

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