Turmeric : Get To Know the 'Curcumin' Loaded Spice That Can Block Off Bad Memories

By Abbie Kraft, Parent Herald June 14, 09:43 am

It is a known fact that spices are loaded with ample of benefits. According to studies however, there's a specific spice that can potentially block off bad memories.

Usually used in Indian dishes, turmeric is one of the spices which is loaded with immune boosters. It was mentioned that one of it's most unique properties that turmeric can offer however is it's capability to block off bad memories as per PsyBlog.
In a study lead by Professor Glenne Schafe, it was noted that the rats who consumed curcumin, an element present in turmeric, are more likely to forget bad memories. The rats who fed on curcumin are not fully functional when it comes to encoding "fear memories."

"We showed that rats freely fed a diet enriched with curcumin [found in turmeric] have impaired encoding of fear memories," lead of the study Professor Glenne Schafe said. "We also showed that rats with a pre-existing fear memory can lose that memory when it is recalled while they are eating a curcumin-enriched diet."

The researchers came to conclusion that rats who were fed curcumin were able to hide negative memories for a long period of time. Repressing memories make it hard for them to go through painful experiences as curcumin repels the negative experiences that affects the rats.

Curcumin, which is preset in turmeric is said to have a positive soothing effect which acts as an anti-inflammatory, it is also known to be chemopreventive, and is said to have anti-depressant properties.

The World's Healthiest Foods website then added that turmeric is known as a wonder spice due to its capability to fight off the body's infections. It contains vitamins and minerals such as iron, manganese, Vitamin B6, potassium and even fiber.

If you do have tips on how to brew, drink or cook with turmeric, do let us know through the comments section below.

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