Researchers at the Department of Pharmacology of Government Medical College in Bhavnagar, Gurajat, India, compared the effects of Turmeric and Prozac (fluoxetine), both used together or individually, in 60 patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD). ).
“We observed that curcumin was well tolerated by all patients. The proportion of positive responses as measured by the HAM-D17 scale was higher in the group taking both combination therapies (77.8%) than in the fluoxetine [prozac] group (64.7%) and in the group curcumin (62.5%). However, these data were not statistically significant (p = 0.58). Interestingly, the mean change in the HAM-D17 score at the end of the six weeks was comparable across the three groups (P = 0.77). This study provides the first clinical evidence that curcumin can be used as an effective and safe way to treat patients with major depressive disorder or CT, without the inconvenience of suicidal ideation or other psychotic disorders . “
While reading the researchers’ findings indicates that a treatment (turmeric) is as effective as Prozac, it does not account for the negative effects of Prozac, which makes turmeric considerably more reliable.This drug is known to cause “Suicidal thoughts or other psychotic disorders”, frightening side effects that are clearly absent in the use of turmeric.
In addition to fighting depression, this bright yellow root commonly used in Indian cuisine, turmeric, has been found to have a very large number of health-enhancing powers. Alongside this enlightening research on its effectiveness in the treatment of depression, we know that it also has value in the treatment of inflammatory conditions, diabetes and even cancer. If that was not enough, it was also effective in helping with weight loss and preventing heart disease. Plus, it tastes amazing.
Antidepressants, including Prozac, are among Big Pharma’s largest sources of revenue. Consumers, equipped with knowledge such as the positive findings of this recent study, have the potential to undermine their goal of drugging the world.