Turmeric or haldi (manjal in South) holds immense importance in Indian households. From our food to beauty rituals, turmeric is one of Ayurveda’s most prized spice too. A storehouse of health benefits, consuming turmeric daily may also boost your memory and uplift your mood, says a new study.

Curcumin, the principal curcuminoid of turmeric, has been previously been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Experts have also suggested that one of the possible reasons why senior citizens in India have lower incidences of Alzheimer’s disease performance is because of their regular intake of curcumin in turmeric. Their overall cognitive performance is relatively better too.

Turmeric or haldi (manjal in South) holds immense importance in Indian households. From our food to beauty rituals, turmeric is one of Ayurveda’s most prized spice too. A storehouse of health benefits, consuming turmeric daily may also boost your memory and uplift your mood, says a new study.

Curcumin, the principal curcuminoid of turmeric, has been previously been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Experts have also suggested that one of the possible reasons why senior citizens in India have lower incidences of Alzheimer’s disease performance is because of their regular intake of curcumin in turmeric. Their overall cognitive performance is relatively better too.

“Exactly how curcumin exerts its effects is not certain, but it may be due to its ability to reduce brain inflammation, which has been linked to both Alzheimer’s disease and major depression,” said Gary Small, from the University of California, Los Angeles in the US.

“Exactly how curcumin exerts its effects is not certain, but it may be due to its ability to reduce brain inflammation, which has been linked to both Alzheimer’s disease and major depression,” said Gary Small, from the University of California, Los Angeles in the US.