Turmeric used in Indian curries contains curcumin, a chemical that removes amyloid plaque from the brain and reduces chances of Alzheimer’s disease which causes memory loss in old people. Dr Uma Naidoo, psychiatrist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital, says curcumin has neuroprotective properties which may help protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease by removing toxic beta-amyloid plaques and reducing the production of inflammatory cytokines. A research report published in the January 2015 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease had said the benefits of curcumin are much more available to the brain when inhaled.
- Avoid late dinners to prevent heart attack: study
- Indian village worships cat as goddess