Experts Find Turmeric Useful in Fighting Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder


Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/10/2015 -- Today, more and more people are resorting to the use of natural alternatives instead of pharmaceutical drugs for fighting a range of ailments. This is because natural remedies are believed to be safer and more effective than medications. One of the most popular natural alternatives nowadays is turmeric.

Experts find turmeric useful in fighting obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This disorder is one that affects one's behavior and brain. It causes severe anxiety and involves lengthy obsessions and compulsions.

OCD is an indication that the brain is not working properly. For instance, the brain may tell sufferers that they are in danger, when they are actually not. Scientists have been able to see the brains of individuals with OCD, and found that some areas are different from the brains of those who do not suffer from the condition.

"Turmeric is an ancient, medicinal spice that contains a powerful healing phytochemical called curcumin," said Divine Bounty spokesperson, Melissa Scott.

Obsessions pertain to impulses, images, or thoughts that happen repeatedly and uncontrollably. Feelings such as doubt, fear, or disgust typically come along with obsessions. Compulsions, on the other hand, are repetitive thoughts or behaviors used by the sufferers in an attempt to make their obsessions go away. Compulsions are a temporary escape and time consuming.

There are treatment methods and medications used to fight OCD, and help sufferers deal with the condition well. Psychotherapy is one option that involves allowing the sufferer to be exposed to the obsession or feared object. There are also medications such as antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs that are used to fight the condition.

The bad news is that the use of these medications is associated with side effects such as sweating, stomach upset, and sleep disturbance. The use of some antidepressants is also associated with suicide risk, especially among children, teenagers, and those under 25 years old. These medications can also have dangerous interactions with alcohol and certain food or substances.

The good news is that turmeric can potentially be helpful among individuals with OCD. The phytochemical in turmeric called curcumin is believed to increase the levels of the neurotransmitters called serotonin and dopamine. This is believed to result in the alleviation of obsessive actions as well as improvement in associated memory loss.

Curcumin supplements have long been used to combat a range of conditions, including those that affect mental health. Curcumin is believed to contain therapeutic ingredients such as antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin supplements that contain a bioavailability enhancing ingredient such as BioPerine are widely preferred nowadays (

About Divine Bounty
Divine Bounty is a family-owned brand that manufactures high-quality turmeric curcumin supplements. Passionate about the potential health benefits of turmeric, the team behind Divine Bounty have carefully researched and sourced only the best ingredients to create the ideal blend of turmeric curcumin.

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Mary Underwood