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Turmeric more efficacious treating depression versus Prozac

A new study with randomized and controlled clinical trials published in the journal Phytotherapy Research, for the first time ensured that the primary polyphenols in turmeric known as curcumin, are safe and effective for treating severe depression.

The research was conducted in the Department of Pharmacology, the government's medical faculty in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India, involving severe depressive sufferers. The goal of this trial is to compare the efficacy and safety of curcumin with fluoxetine (Prozac) in 60 sufferers of severe depressive disorders. Sufferers randomly receive treatment of fluoxetine (20 mg) and curcumin (1000 mg) individually or combined for six weeks.

Turmeric more efficacious treating depression versus Prozac

The success of treatment was evaluated using 17 things that were found on the level of Hamilton's depression (HAM-D17). The results are reported as follows:

We observed that curcumin was well tolerated by all sufferers. The proportion of respondents measured on a HAM-D17 scale is higher in groups given fluoxetine concurrently with curcumin (77.8%) Compared to a group that is only given fluoxetine [Prozac] alone (64.7%) And a group that only given curcumin (62.5%); However, this data is not statistically meaningful (P = 0.58). Interestingly, the average change in the score of HAM-D17 at the end of six weeks was comparable to those three groups (P = 0.77). This research provides the first clinical evidence that curcumin can be used as an effective and safe therapy to treat severely depressive disorder sufferers without the desire to commit suicide or other psychotic disorders.


If the results of this relatively small trial apply to a wider population, then this is really a new breakthrough. There have been rather large preclinical studies suggesting that curcumin in turmeric was an effective antidepressant drug on experiments against animals, but this invention was insufficient to affect most of the doctors in practice Strongly advise sufferers to take Prozac or other antidepressant medications that have proven potency. What the doctor does is understandable, because the lack of clinical evidence of humans to support the use of natural materials is not trivial if it is seen in terms of legal regulation.

Such research strongly encourages researchers to confirm the wisdom of plant-based medical interventions, minerals, and nutrients that were once commonly used before a recently available pharmaceutical drug that seeks to Dominates the treatment options available to the general public.

Some useful final details are:

1) The content of curcumin in turmeric is approximately 3-4% of the total weight of the roots in powder form.

2) curcumin has a poor bioavailability, curcumin belongs to the alcohol group and is insoluble in water or fat, so it should be consumed in larger quantities, or combined with a carrier molecule like phospholipid Fosfatithel choline or increased bioavailability such as black pepper, or primary compounds responsible for increasing the absorption contained in black pepper, namely: piperine. (Epochtimes/Vivi/Yant)

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