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Turmeric Lemonade to Relieve Depression & Stress – Herbal & Natural Cure for Anxiety

Turmeric Lemonade to Relieve Depression & Stress – Herbal & Natural Cure for Anxiety

Of all its beneficial health properties, turmeric and curcumin are best known for reducing inflammation.  Inflammation can have a drastic and adverse impact on cognition and everyday thinking – more on this later. Numerous studies suggest that curcumin – when used in highly bioavailable forms (e.g. nano curcumin) – can powerfully counter the inflammatory response. Curcumin is a polyphenol, a well-researched class of organic chemicals known for their physiological benefits, particularly for reducing inflammation markers.


Turmeric, or Curcuma longa/Curcuma domestica, is a plant that can be found throughout India and Indonesia.  It is close kin to ginger (you may have heard of it!) – another tremendously powerful spice with various medicinal properties. Turmeric has been used for years in both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine as an antidote to many health conditions.



Inflammation affects hormones and other neurotransmitters in your brain (and) drives down the level of serotonin, which can lead to feelings of depression or anxiety and problems with memory. (Inflammation) causes dopamine levels to rise, which contributes to insomnia, and feelings of anxiety and agitation. The excitatory neurotransmitter, glutamine, goes up……..

Over time or with excessive levels of glutamate, anxiety can result.



So, now you know the actions of curcumin on the brain. The next logical step is to see for yourself! Here’s a delicious turmeric lemonade recipe that will help wash away that stress and anxiety!


  • – 5 cups of water
  • – 4 tablespoons of freshly ground turmeric root
  • – 3 tablespoons of honey (raw preferred)
  • – 2 teaspoons of grated ginger
  • – ½ cup of fresh lemon juice
  • – ½ cup of orange juice


  • – Boil the water.
  • – Dump the ground turmeric root and grated ginger into a glass jar (or another container capable of holding hot water.)
  • – Pour the hot water into the jar.
  • – Allow the mixture to steep for 10 minutes.
  • – Pour the honey into the jar and stir until dissolved.
  • – Strain the mixture.
  • – Add the lemon juice.
  • – Allow the liquid to cool.
  • – Add O.J. if you’d like.
  • – Sit back, sip, and enjoy!


Curcumin Types and Getting Desired Results :::

The health benefits of turmeric and curcumin are well-established, as you can see. No matter the variety of turmeric or curcumin you use, you’ll probably experience some good results.

All of that said, newer forms of curcumin are more highly bioavailable than those found in turmeric root. “Bioavailability” means the amount of a substance circulated by the blood following ingestion, and provides a good measure of its effectiveness in treating what it says it will!

The bioavailability of nano curcumin is reported to be around 80 to 95 percent. Some estimate that this number is 40 times higher than that of “normal” curcumin – such as that acquired through turmeric root. Moreover, nano curcumin passes the blood-brain barrier, which allows the substance to influence brain function more directly.

In the end, just make sure that the food products you use are clean, fresh, and naturally sourced. If you opt for a turmeric or curcumin supplement, do a bit of research on the brain’s quality and reputation. If considering taking curcumin for medical reasons, you’ll likely want to check with your doctor or chosen health professional first!




:: Disclaimer ::
The sole purpose of these posts is to provide information about the tradition of health care and Ayurveda. This information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease. If you have any serious acute or chronic health concerns, please consult a trained health professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. Check with your doctor before taking herbs or using essential oils when pregnant or nursing.

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