Spinal cord injury usually begins suddenly. Namely a traumatic kick to the spine is sufficient to cause fractures or to dislocate a vertebrae. Spinal cord injuries can cause fractures and compression of the vertebrae, which can break and destroy the nerve cells that carry signals up and down between the spinal cord, to the brain and the rest of the body.
Spinal cord injuries can cause devastating and often permanent damage, but a new study suggests that turmeric may be the key to safe and efficient recovery.
The active ingredient in turmeric, called curcumin, has many health benefits. It has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect on the body. So powerful, in fact, that according to some studies it is more effective than some anti-inflammatory drugs. The curcumin can block the molecules known as NF-kB, which play an important role in many chronic diseases.
Curcumin is also a powerful antioxidant that has the ability to neutralize free radicals in the body that can cause damage. Curcumin also increases the activity of antioxidant enzymes of the body, and doubles the fight against free radicals. It directly blocks the free radicals from the damaged cells, while stimulating an antioxidant pathways for strengthening the immune system.
Curcumin is associated with improvement in brain functions and it reduces the risk of brain disease and heart disease. In addition you should know that this spice can also help you in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Curcumin is also known as an effective natural remedy for arthritis and may be useful for treating depression.