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Use of Spices In Treating Alzheimer’s

iStock_000002439816XSmallNo one knows why Alzheimer’s disease develops in people but it is being said that the deposition of beta-amyloid in the brain is one of the reasons why a person is affect with this disease. Some scientist are of the opinion that this disease is heredity in nature, which means that if someone in your family has a history with Alzheimer’s then you also have a high chance of getting this disease.
It has been said that diet plays an extremely vital role in decreasing or reducing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. According to some studies, spices play a very important role in treating this degenerative brain disorder. Curcumin, a phytochemical that is available in huge quantities in turmeric is being said to be useful for treating Alzheimer’s. According to the studies conducted by scientists, Curcumin can slow down the deposition of beta-amyloid in the brain and there are some rare cases where this compound can actually turn the process over.

Some of the other compounds that can help in slowing down Alzheimer’s disease are zingerone and gingerol (found in ginger) and rosmarinic acid (found in rosemary and other spices). These are some of the spices that have been said to help in slowing down the progression of Alzheimer’s. However, there are plenty of other spices which the scientists believe have similar properties as these spices.

Now you must be wondering how these spices can prevent or slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. You are not the only one to have this question, so continue reading below to find out exactly how these species can help in slowing down the progression of this health condition.

1.    Anti-inflammation compounds- Spices contain anti-inflammation compounds that can treat inflammation, which is considered to be the one of the main causes of Alzheimer’s disease. Among all the important anti-inflammation phytochemicals, perhaps the most important one is Curcumin that is found in turmeric.

2.    Chelation- Plenty of spices that are available in the market has chelating properties. Spices are considered to be chelating agents because they get connected with the toxins (usually the heavy metals) and then assist the body to get rid of these toxins by excreting them. These Chelating agents can get rid of metals like copper, zinc and aluminum. These metals are considered to give rise to Alzheimer’s disorder and by getting rid of these metals from the body of the patient; the progression of the disease can be slowed down.

3.    Antioxidants- Oxidative stress is considered to be one of the probable reasons for the development of Alzheimer’s disease and it is for this reason that antioxidants are considered to be vital. Those who are suffering from this disease should add spices into their daily diet because the spices are considered to be the richest source of antioxidants.

These are some of the reasons why spices are considered to be helpful in treating Alzheimer’s disease and even though there is no guarantee that the patient will start to show positive results after consuming spices, there is no harm in trying.

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