The healing power of turmeric
Research shows that turmeric has positive effects on the brain. Researchers find it logical to carry out further research into the effect of this tasty medicinal plant. Furthermore, the research shows that a water extract works better than an ethanol extract. Researchers speak about the ''neuropharmacological '' activity of Curcuma longa. This means that it could have medicinal effects for the brain. Other researchers see that curcuma longa initiates several activities in the brain. It might be beneficial for people with brain problems like Alzheimer's, Parkinson and depression.
Turmeric binds heavy metals
In a review article written by Pakistani scientists and published in a Romanian journal, research shows that substances in curcuma longa bind to heavy metals such as cadmium and lead, rendering them harmless and making it leaving the body. This characteristic explains the positive effect on the brain, the researchers say. Toxic heavy metals can accumulate in the body and eventually the brain where it may cause medical problems.
Curcuma longa against depression
If a healing plant is good for the brain, scientists often see that it also has medicinal effect against depression. Curcuma longa has been tested for its antidepressant effect.
Read the article in October 2018 issue of VegaTales or download a free PDF article.