Curcumin and Depression

October 1, 2014

In a recent article in Natural Standard, a study was discussed that suggests that curcumin might reduce depression symptoms in people with major depression. Curcumin, derived from turmeric, a spice which comes from the root of the turmeric plant, has been shown to have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

In a recent study, researchers randomly assigned 56 people with major depression to received 500 milligrams of curcumin twice daily or placebo for 8 weeks. The authors concluded that taking curcumin for 4 to 8 weeks might be beneficial for people with major depression. Larger-scale studies are needed to further evaluate these findings.

Here is the link to the entire article:

Curcumin Might Reduce Depression Symptoms

As always,

Be well,

Diane Silverman R.Ph.
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