Can Turmeric Treat Depression?

Updated: Feb 9, 2019

Can a spice as simple as turmeric truly treat depression? According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, over 15 MILLION people suffer from depression. Major depression is a common, recurring and chronic illness that negatively affects a person’s quality of life on a daily basis.  Millions of sufferers turn to doctors for help and those doctors turn to very powerful pharmaceutical drugs like Zoloft, Celexa, Prozac and Paxil to mask the symptoms and attempt to make the person feel happy and content again.   Not only do these pharmaceutical drugs have very damaging side effects to the body, but they are not actually treating the depression or anxiety. They only provide a temporary fix with no cure as a goal.  

But what if something in nature, something in a natural food source could be just as effective or even more effective at treating and eliminating depression?  Would you believe it? Would you try it?  Would you recommend it? Several credible studies have demonstrated that curcumin, the yellow-pigmented substance of turmeric, possesses really incredible antidepressant properties with no health damaging side effects that are associated with depression medications.