Curcumin has powerful antioxidant properties, so it can fight inflammation. Many diseases are accompanied by inflammation and -- according to some research -- are triggered by it. Curcumin also appears to combat ongoing cellular damage. These dual attributes -- combating inflammation and cellular damage -- could affect virtually all tissues in the body, including those in the brain.
What's especially exciting to me (and millions of others) is curcumin's potential to fight Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other neurological disorders related to inflammation.
Over a year ago, I set up a Google "curcumin" alert so I'd get the latest news. I usually hear about another promising new study every week. Here are the two most recent:
- Discovery shows that curcumin blocks the metastasis of colon cancer by a new method.
- Curcumin supplements may help with depression.