The studies on turmeric are amazing. A fascinating role for turmeric is in Alzheimer’s disease. The brain has cells called neurons that are responsible for connecting (synapsing) in order that thoughts we have manifest in actions. In Alzheimer’s disease, plaque forms between these cells decreasing the ability of these neurons to communicate. These communications are the key to cognition, memory and judgment and without them, we see the impairments that are evident in Alzheimer’s patients. In America, the rate of Alzheimer’s disease is almost 25 times of that seen in India. In animal studies, curcumin was found to bound to plaque and prevented it from clumping and decreasing communication! Curcumin is also an important antiviral and antiseptic. For centuries, people have put turmeric paste onto cuts to prevent bacterial infections. Use this often and much. It is bitter. Must grind black pepper with it to increase absorption.
Turmeric. I have a 1/2 teaspoon in my water 2-3 times per week and put it in all of my food. It is bitter so add a little lemon to the water. Or mix it in with your beans and lentils while you are cooking.