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Alzheimer's Fighter in Your Spice Rack?

Alzheimer's Fighter in Your Spice Rack?  Curcumin, the yellow pigment in the herb turmeric and a key ingredient in curry spice, may have benefits against Alzheimer's disease, a new study reports. The study showed that curcumin reduced the tendency of beta amyloid to form sticky clumps in the brains of mice that had been genetically altered to develop amyloid plaques like those found in Alzheimer's disease patients. Beta amyloid is the potentially toxic substance believed to cause the brain damage of Alzheimer's disease, and its tendency to form sticky clumps results in its toxic effects. Scientists are hopeful that the spice, or some form of medication derived from it, may have benefits for people who suffer from Alzheimer's disease. Researchers...

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Turmeric; The miracle spice

Turmeric Turmeric is the heart of several East and Middle East dishes. It is used for its unique taste, as well the visual appeal it brings. Traditionally used to spice meat (particularly lamb), and vegetables in curries. Turmeric originated in the tropical areas of South Asia, and requires a temperature between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius, and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to flourish. The plants are harvested for their rhizomes. These are then boiled, and dried, and ground into a deep orange-yellow powder. This is the powder that is the base of many curries, and many other South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine.   7 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric   1. Chronic Inflammation and Pain The journal...

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