Curcumin, the main ingredient of turmeric, is thought to have an anti-inflammatory effect.
In a new animal study at the General Hospital of Shenyang in China, it’s been used to treat creushed nerves.
In the four-wek study, daily injections of curcumin wre compared against saline jabs. Results show that the curcumin-treated nerves regained more sensation and movement.
The researchers believe the spice may help lower inflammation, which can contribute to nerve damage.
Previous research had suggested that curcumin can reduce inflammation and swelling in joints affected by arthritis.
Article taken from Daily Mail Good Health – Tuesday, 4th June 2013