Remember: Turmeric By Mrs Vera West
The health benefits of turmeric continue to grow, so much so that there is a website now devoted to this: https://turmeric.news
As example, relevant to our readership which has a lot of folk almost as senior as me, turmeric can aid in saving your memory:
“Researchers from the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) have now shown that curcumin supplementation can boost memory performance after looking at 40 people between the ages of 50 and 90 with normal brains and mild memory complaints. The participants were randomly assigned to a placebo group or a control that took 90 milligrams a day of curcumin twice a day over the course of year and a half. Researchers measured everyone’s curcumin levels in their blood at the trial’s inception and conclusion. They also gave the subjects cognitive tests before the study, upon its completion, and every six months throughout its duration. After analyzing the data, they found that those who took daily curcumin had a 30 percent improvement in memory tests. Moreover, PET scans of their brains showed they had improved signaling in the areas responsible for emotional functions and memory, the hypothalamus and the amygdala. They also noted mild improvements in their mood and significant attention span improvements. These benefits weren’t seen among those in the placebo group.”
The effects may have been due to turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties. I know that it is helping the arthritis I have, made worse by countless hours sitting at a computer researching. If you have the same problem, then turmeric may help. Just remember to take it! Oh, remember to combine turmeric with black pepper to increase its bioavailability. I am not sure how this works, but it is a tasty combination anyway.