And here we go back to our old friend, Turmeric.
Will the wonder-spice never cease to astound?
You’re all familiar with the rockstar compound from it, called Curcumin, which does all kinds of stuff and is a great anti-inflammatory.
HOWEVER! There is now a Second compound researchers are studying from the spice, called Aromatic-Turmerone.
And it seems to have a different superpower: Making brain-cells grow.
In an experiment by the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine in Julich, Germany, researchers injected rats with the compound, and found with subsequent brain-scans that the higher the concentration of A-T, the more special types of brain stem-cells formed, sometimes increased by 80%.
And these cells just like other stem-cells you’ve heard about, can turn into many different types of local cells. -In this case, giving rise to the hope they might help repair all kinds of brain-injuries.
In addition to that, the areas with higher activity after the A-T injections were mostly related to memory & interconnection of the right & left sides of the brain.
The other benefit observed was the same as regular Turmeric: Lower Inflammation. So perhaps a whole host of neurological disorders could be reduced or eliminated with A-T.
The rest is unclear. Could neurogenesis help the brain in general? Does the A-T have to be a site-specific injection to help a specific injury? -Or even farther-out does the compound even help impede, avoid, or even cure something like a Parkinson’s depending on how it’s delivered?
For now, these experiments establish the very beginning of brain-science with A-T, but human trials, or specific cures, -say for Alzheimer’s, are still years down the road.
Still, an interesting set of results, and yet another reason to consider making The Wonder-Spice a part of your life.
“Enlightenment”, by Nick Fabian
• Source: BBC
• via: Toronto Sun
• Source Study: StemCell Reserch&Therapy-Aromatic-turmerone induces neural stem cell proliferation in vitro and in vivo