Turmeric is one of the most commonly used spices all around the world, somewhere they call it a miracle spice. It has provided more than 600 benefits, due to its most active compound the curcumin. Has anyone told you that the turmeric helps with the regeneration of the brain? And curcumin is not the only compound that provides health benefits as you expect.
An Overlooked Benefit
A fat-soluble component of the turmeric called the aromatic-turmerone, was studied by German researchers on in vitro to see the effects on the neutral stem cells, also it was studied on adult rats.
They found out that when the aromatic-turmerone was used, the number of the neutral stem cells (NSCs) increased for an amazing 80%, this meant there was a healing effect in the act.
When it was used on rats, in the place where new neurons are grown in the hippocampus and subventricular zone in the brain, they grew new brain cells. Also the researchers noticed that the size of that area was increased.
Aromatic-turmerone is a very strong regenerative on its own, it can aid NSCs in the process of the brain regeneration, it could aid degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s or stroke. The aromatic-turmerone not only that it promotes stem cells proliferation, but it also differentiates stem cells into neurons, and regenerative medicine’s biggest goal is that!
The overall memory of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, can be improved with the use of curcumin -- scientists said. But still, all of the studies that were done and preformed with curcumin, they were done on rats, none of the researches have still made it to human trials, where the human brain is in the game.
So What Does This Mean?
Some of the remedies we talked before, are supported only by preliminary studies by far, also they are performed on rats or mice (non-human subjects), or even if they are performed on humans they are in a very small number. While the researchers are still trying to get the best out of this, you can contact your doctor to ask and consult about using some of these remedies which are completely natural, and not use the option of using much riskier and more expensive drug-based methods.
Don’t disregard an advice that was given to you by a professional or a doctor, because of a thing you have read here. All of the tricks that were in the article were passed from older generations to younger generations for centuries, and they still are based on the success of people with them.
Many of the people that have read this article, mean that best way is to use only curcumin extract and that is enough. They are wrong, consuming the whole turmeric offers a therapeutic compounds that could be missed out in the curcumin extract.
For example, polyps or colonic inflammation can be treated a lot better with the whole plant than only the extract. The extract will be absorbed by the small intestine, it will not even get to the large intestine where it will be needed the most.
The use of aromatic-turmerone, and how it affects the brain i still unknown, but the latest studies have shown that it surely has a regenerative factor. So feel free to add it in your kitchen, or simply add it to your smoothie, see the benefits for yourself after a short period of using it!
The plants or herbs with healing benefits contain thousands of healing compounds, so it is inaccurate to blame only one of them to be responsible for all the benefits they provide. Even if the aromatic-turmerone and curcumin were found to be very potential and positive for our bodies and mind, consuming the whole plant will provide a lot more benefits than consuming these two compounds, for sure.
You can find many ways to add turmeric into your diet or your daily routine. Mostly for the curcumin which is a powerful antioxidant, it contains anti-inflammatory properties, you should use it on daily basis and enjoy its benefits.
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