Turmeric and its Benefits
A study in Los Angeles claims that a common ingredient used in Indian cuisines- Turmeric which may lower the chances of Alzheimer’s disease (Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks).
Turmeric also helps improving memory and age-related memory loss problems.
In an research, the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry checked the effects of curcumin supplement in people on memory performance without dementia.
It also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of Curcumin, found in turmeric.
It is suggested that there are lower chances of Alzheimer’s disease to the senior citizens of India.
Gary Small, from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the US said that exactly how curcumin brings to bear its effects is not certain, but it may be due to its ability to reduce brain inflammation.
The participants in a study involved 40 adults ages of 50-90 years who had memory complaints and the participants were assigned to take 90 milligrams of Curcumin twice daily for 18 months.
The participants experienced improvement in their memory power and abilities of attention.
the people taking supplement improved by 28 per cent over the 18 months, in the experiment.
There is also mild improvements in mood those who are taking the supplement. As compared to those who took placebos, their brain PET scans showed notably less amyloid and tau signals in the amygdala and hypothalamus.
The regions that control several memories and emotional functions of the brain are the amygdala and hypothalamus.
Four participants taking curcumin, and two participants taking placebos, experienced side effects such as abdominal pain and nausea.
Gary Small from the University of California said that these results point that taking this comparatively safe form of supplement that is the curcumin could provide meaningful cognitive benefits over the years.