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Gajolene

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Quoting from the article
How WHOLE Turmeric Heals The Damaged Brain | GreenMedInfo | Blog Entry


Now, an exciting new study published in the journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy provides additional support for the concept that curcumin alone is not enough to explain the healing power of turmeric as a whole plant. The study found that a little known, fat-soluble component within turmeric – Ar-tumerone – may make "a promising candidate to support regeneration in neurologic disease."

Titled, "Aromatic-turmerone induces neural stem cell proliferation in vitro and in vivo," German researchers evaluated the effects of this turmeric-derived compound on neural stem cells (NSCs) – the subgroup of brain cells capable of continuous self-renewal required for brain repair.

The study found that when brain cells were exposed to ar-tumerone, neural stem cells increased in number through enhanced proliferation. Moreover, these newly formed neural stem cells also increased the number of fully differentiated neuronal cells, indicating a healing effect was taking place. This effect was also observed in a live animal model, showing that rats injected with ar-tumerone into their brains experienced increases in neural stem cell proliferation and the creation of newly formed healthy brain cells.

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Wanted to share before turning in and shutting down for the night. Was shared to my facebook and just passing along the info.
 
SomersetScorpio

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It's in the ginger family, isn't it?
Very interesting. I've heard lots of good stuff about tumeric.
 
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I will ask for extra Tumeric in my takeaway Currys now ;)

yay!
 
Gajolene

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yes it is, turmeric: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings - WebMD
All kinds of information coming out about it's health benefits, definately one of the superfoods, I've never used it except in curried rice and curried chicken, then I've alway used the powder in cooking which I suspect isn't near as healthy. First I've heard of it in regenerating brain tissue, and stimulating stem cell growth.
 
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