Tuesday, July 7, 2015

How Can Turmeric Heal The Damaged Brain?

How Can Turmeric Heal The Damaged Brain?How Can Turmeric Heal The Damaged Brain?

Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 11:14am EDT
Turmeric is one of the most versatile healing spices in the world! A spice commonly found in curries may boost the brain’s ability to heal itself. Study suggests a compound found in turmeric could encourage the growth of nerve cells thought to be part of the brain’s repair.
Turmeric compounds such as curcumin, ar-turmerone, α- and β turmerones, and curlone can help lower the risks associated with stroke and brain.
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Preventing lesions and other damage in cerebral arteries.
Restoring cell energy production.
Maintaining levels of protective antioxidant enzymes in the brain.
Protecting against brain damage caused by free radicals and inflammation.
Preventing stroke-induced damage to blood-brain barrier.
Research also indicates that curcumin could help reduce the symptoms and loss of function associated with nerve damage.
People with Alzheimer’s disease tend to have more inflammation in the brain, and curcumin is perhaps most known for its potential anti-inflammatory properties.
But, let us remember that there is no singular magic bullet that can be held responsible for reproducing the whole plants healing power. The whole plant is going to carry a wider range of therapeutic compounds than just curcumin alone.
Aromatic-turmerone is a compound found within turmeric, and it’s this compound researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine in Julich, Germany, injected directly into the neutral stem cells located in a rat’s brain. They scanned the rat’s brain afterward, noticing certain parts of the brain were more active after the infusion. And when it was all said and done, these infusions increased the brain’s self-repair and recovery by 80 percent.
Your brain is built from fat. And omega-3 fats are the most important building blocks for a healthy brain and cells. Yet, in the last 150 years, we have seen an unprecedented change in our fat intake. Refined omega-6 inflammatory oils, including corn, soy and safflower oils, have replaced omega-3 fats from fish, wild game and wild plants. Specifically, the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats in our diets has increased from 1-to-1 to 10-to-1 or 20-to-1, and the effects have been disastrous.

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