Termeric & Cucumin – “A recent study in India seems to have given a remedy for brain damage from chronic heavy alcohol consumers. Not that it should be an alcoholic’s cover, but perhaps curcumin from turmeric would provide a recovery from brain damage after a period of heavy alcohol consumption.
Active Ingredient In Spice Protects Against Alcohol-Induced Brain Damage
Active Ingredient In Spice Turmeric Found To Protect Against Alcohol Damage To The Brain
Turmeric is a popular Indian spice used in many dishes. It, and its active ingredient, curcumin, have been widely studied for many different health benefits. However, here comes a new one! It seems that eating turmeric can protect the brain from damage done by drinking alcohol.
Now, no one is saying it’s a good idea to ingest a lot of cucumin by eating huge amounts of turmeric … as a way to make up for “consuming mass quantities of alcohol”, as Beldar Conehead might put it. However, looking at the significant results of the study in the article below, we can see how beneficial cucumin is for the brain, and we can easily infer how beneficial it is to the brain not damaged by alcohol abuse.
Here’s a comprehensive article by P.F. Louis at “Natural News” that will fill you in on this interesting study:
Basically they got a bunch of rats drunk, observed their dysfunctional behaviors under nearly tortuous testing conditions and measured various aspects of their neurological biochemistry. Then they gave them curcumin, turmeric’s active ingredient and observed the difference. … After 10 weeks of ethanol dosing, 10 weeks of curcumin treatments resolved all the biochemical, behavioral, and molecular alterations that were produced by chronic ethanol intake.[…]
As we said above, there have been many studies on the benefits of turmeric and curcumin. Those who eat large amounts of the spice, or who take supplements high in curcumin content, have been found to have a lower risk of cancer and diabetes. Many scientific studies have shown that curcumin is effective when used to fight the effects of rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.[magicactionbox id=”6908″]