The researchers established that curcuma could be “useful as a remedy in the management of Alzheimer’s and dementia, after administering an extract to mice”.

Gregory Col, professor of medicine and neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, noted: “The prospect of finding a safe and effective new approach to both prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease is tremendously exciting.”

It’s been speculated that the plant’s compounds protect cells, tissues and arteries against the damaging effects of free radicals in the bloodstream, according to WebMD.

In fact, other studies have previously established that spices like curcumin could reduce plaque better than over-the-counter painkillers, which are taken by some to lower the risk of AD.

Source: | This article first appeared on Express.co.uk

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