How to Get Rid of Anxiety, Stress and Calm Your Nerves with This Powerful Elixir
Did you know that Turmeric and Saffron are more effective than Prozac? According to a meta-analysis published in Human Psychopharmacology, saffron is a great natural option for the treatment of mild-to-moderate depression. Saffron contains crocin and safranal, active components responsible for its antidepressant properties. One study found that anxiety was alleviated by simply smelling saffron. Saffron triggered salivary secretion and significantly decreased the physiological bio-markers for stress.
Curcumin, the main active ingredient of turmeric, is best-known for its anti-inflammatory properties. But researchers recently discovered how curcumin supplements can also act as effective natural antidepressants. The results of a randomized controlled trial comparing the safety and efficacy of curcumin to generic Prozac were published in the medical journal Phytotherapy Research. They found that a standardized curcumin extract had equal effects to the prescription drug fluoxetine (generic form of Prozac), without the nasty side effects.
Cardamom, another ingredient in this powerful elixir, is effective for stress and anxiety. It is rich in calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamins C and B6. It is a great source of iron, niacin, manganese, sodium, thiamin, riboflavin. Cardamom is loaded with antioxidants, which help to ward off stress and strengthen your immune system.
Get Rid of Stress and Calm Your Nerves with This Powerful Elixir
- 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons raw honey
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1⁄3 teaspoon saffron
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- Heat the coconut milk in a small saucepan. Add the cardamom, honey and saffron. Stir well and enjoy.