Extolling health benefits of turmeric are well known.
Curcumin is the active compound that is renowned for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and cancer killing abilities.
However, it’s not the only active compound. Research state that aromatic-turmerone, a compound which is responsible for turmeric powder’s smell and favor has miraculous properties.
How Turmeric Helps Your Brain Cells?
Aromatic-turmerone, a compound in turmeric helps to revitalize neurons and new neural stem cells are promoted. A journal states that further this compound promote stem cells to become neurons. (3)
Scientist conducted the research on rats and found that especially hippocampus and the subventricular zone cells are promoted.
Hippocampus is associated for emotions, memory and automatic nervous system like breathing, digestion and heart beat.
The subventricular zone is the area of brain where neurons are created.
Also, aromatic-turmerone inhibits certain cells that trigger inflammation.
Regular consumption of turmeric can be helpful for people who’re suffering from neurodegenerative disease like stroke or Alzheimer’s.
With neural regeneration, this compound also implications Parkinson’s disease and it’s an anti-depressant. (4)
Ar-turmerone compound also kills cancer causing cells.
What Kind of Turmeric Should You Consume?
Though these two compounds curcumin and aromatic-turmerone are packed with exceptional benefits, to reap all its nutrients experts recommend to take whole turmeric.
So include turmeric powder in your diet to ensure that your brains get elements that it has to get from curcumin and aromatic-turmerone.
To make it more effective, experts recommend mixing it with black pepper and coconut oil. (5)
Turmeric and Milk Recipe
Fresh turmeric root (grated), fresh ginger root, freshly made coconut milk – 1 cup, black peppercorns – 1/2 tsp, vanilla bean powder – 1/2 tsp and cardamom seeds – 1/4 tsp, grounded cloves – 1/2 tsp, fresh cinnamon – 1 tbsp and add honey.