Spicy food containing turmeric may ward off signs onset of dementia , a new report by researchers at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine in Germany has revealed.
A study published in the journal Stem Cell Research and Therapy turmerone aromatic shows that a compound found in turmeric plant, could help fight diseases like Alzheimer’s.
The institute has researched the effects of spice and how it can promote the generation of stem cells in the brains of rats.
study the effect of aromatic turmerone in rats it allows scientists to discover how it affects the neural stem cells of rats. These are found in the brain and later become nerve cells.
Neural stem cells play a role in allowing the brain to repair damage through the development and growth of new nerve cells.
The study shows that rats were injected with the compound before their brains were scanned. particular parts of the brain react much faster and observed active after the aromatic turmerone was administered.
The study found that when rats were treated with the aromatic turmerone, the growth of nerve cells intensified in two parts of the brain. This led to growing cells at a much faster pace and increased production of new nerve cells.
Institute researchers are exploring the possibility of applying the compound as a treatment for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
Dr. Laura Phipps from Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “This early study highlights the effects of aromatic turmerone in the brains of rats, but the results are far from determining whether this compound could fight diseases like Alzheimer
“the death of brain cells is a key feature of [illness] and investment in research is crucial to understanding how this cell death and how to intervene occurs.”
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