A bold statement, but one that seems to be supported by lots of research.
I love Indian food, with the array of spices that are used. And one of the spices that is used in curries is Turmeric – the bright yellow spice that stains your fingers and your kitchen if you’re not careful! But even if you eat curry every day, you may not be getting a beneficial dose of Curcumin, which is the primary active component in Turmeric.
This article, by Dr. mercola discusses some of the many benefits of adding Curcumin supplementation.
Most spices have powerful medicinal properties, which is precisely why they’ve been used to promote healing for thousands of years prior to the advent of modern, synthetic drug-based medicine.
One such spice is turmeric, the yellow-pigmented “curry spice” often used in Indian cuisine. Turmeric contains curcumin, the polyphenol identified as its primary active component and which exhibits over 150 potentially therapeutic activities, which include antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.1
Curcumin is capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier, which is one reason why it holds promise as a neuroprotective agent in a wide range of neurological disorders. Researchers have investigated curcumin for its potential role in improving Parkinson’s disease.
Preliminary results indicate that it may hold even more promise than the drugs currently used for this disorder, many of which (ironically) have serious neurotoxic side effects, including dyskinesia – a movement disorder identical to the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Read on for more information about the benefits of Curcumin…