UCLA did a research project and reported on it about 10 months ago involving Turmeric, an Indian spice.
In India AD is virtually non existent (1% of over 65year olds) and this is what prompted this research project. A compound in turmeric called circumin was tested on rats who had an injection of amyloid in their brains to mimic AD.
Circumin reduced the accumulation of beta-amyloid, the plaque that causes AD,as well as reducing inflammation in neurological tissue.
I was wondering if any body since this research came out had tried using Turmeric/Circumin and if so what where the results?
What is Tumeric/Circumin? I know that it is a spice, but can it be used for other things besides curry? I hate curry!!!!! Could Circumin, be the same a cumin or cumino seed? That is a mexican spice. No? What does Tumeric taste like - besides curry and what color is it? I do not believe I have it in my spice cabinet?!
Come on, yall tell me something else that is good for me to eat (concerning Alzheimers), besides that spice!!! :> :< Uukkk!
Turmeric is a plant found in South East Asia and circumin is a powder extracted from its roots. Its the main ingredient in curry powder and gives a curry that distinctive yellow colour and woody taste.
If you dont like the taste of the spice you can buy turmeric capsules from health food shops or on the internet. Theres also recipes for other ways of including circumin in your diet on the internet.