Sunday, November 20, 2005

Herbal Remedies Natural Health Newsletter, November 2005, Issue 253: "Now a new study(8) has added a simple spice to the list of possible AD preventatives: Turmeric .
Curcuma longa is a ginger-like plant that grows in tropical regions. The roots contain a bright yellow substance (turmeric) that contains curcumin and other curcuminoids. Turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for centuries, but it's only within the past few years that western medicine has taken note of curcumin?s disease-preventing properties.(9)
In the study, researchers found that curcumin ?significantly reduced? the buildup of beta-amyloid protein in the synapses between the brain cells that are critical for memory. They went on to recommend taking between 400-500 mg of turmeric three times per day, but cautioned that ?individuals prone to bleeding or on blood thinners should not take turmeric?.(10)"
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