Spice May Cure Alzheimer's

 

 

The common spice, turmeric, may lead to a cure for Alzheimer's Disease.

Turmeric is one spice, besides curry, that contains a phytochemical called curcumin, that shows possible treatment for Alzheimer's and other aging diseases.

Tests done by scientists at UCLA show that large doses of curcumin can prevent the Alzheimer's plaques from forming. It can also break down existing plaques. In tests with mice, mice that ate curcumin had 85% fewer plaques than a control group which ate no curcumin.

In India, where curried food is eaten almost everyday, Alzheimer's among the elderly occurs in only one percent of the population, as compared to 4.4 percent in the U.S.

Curcumin has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cholesterol lowering properties, which can aid in diseases such as cancer, atherosclerosis, Parkinson's, and heart attacks.

It can also be eaten regularly as it also helps to aid digestion and fight infection.

According to medical experts, an average dose of curcumin consists of 400 to 600 milligrams in capsule form, and can be taken safely three times a day.

For more information on curcumin visit:

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