Numerous studies have named curcumin in turmeric as a natural anti-depressant, making it a safe way to treat depressive disorder. As in other body areas, a healthy brain and nervous system are biochemically balanced. Basically, neurological disorders and brain damage can occur when the brain cells are overexcited and can’t seem to recover. Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and beneficial immune system activity can help sustain or bring that healthy balance back.
Research suggests turmeric’s effects could help prevent and even treat many neurological conditions. This includes inflammation, protecting cell mitochondria, helping regulate brain chemicals that affect mood, and avoiding or getting rid of protein plaques (involved in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s). As always, consult your doctor before deciding that this is a suitable treatment option for you.