New research published in Phytotherapy Research indicates that 1,000 mg per day of Curcumin, which is the active compound in the Turmeric spice, was as effective at relieving depression as the popular prescription drug Prozac. Curcumin is also believed to significantly help relieve short-term mood problems, too. The unique properties of this potent spice has been shown to inhibit the production of an important enzyme linked to depression. Curcumin has significant anti-inflammatory properties, too, which make it a great supplement for anyone, regardless of mood. Always talk to your doctor before making any changes in prescribed prescriptions.