Some herbs seem to be true panaceas. For instance, research shows that the spice turmeric, and more specifically the substance 'curcumin' not only inflammatory, cholesterol, digestive and muscle strengthening but also affects Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis MS.
The causes of this disease are not known, although there are indications that diet and lifestyle and possibly also can trigger the disease a viral infection at a young age. It is also known as an autoimmune disease because the nerve fibers are attacked by our own immune cells.
It is clear that such a severe chronic disease can not be solved, but even by the use of single herbs. Yet there are serious indications from studies which can have a number of spices affect the course of the disease. Especially turmeric and ginger seem to slow down the disease process.
Researchers at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the US found that curcumin from turmeric the development of an MS-like disease in mice afblokte by reducing the production of interleukin IL-12. After three injections of 50 to 100 ug curcumin in one week turned the Symptom-men of the disease almost completely disappear. A control group of mice who had received no injection-tions, developed severe symptoms of EAE.
In countries like India, where much turmeric is eaten, the mul-tiple sclerosis disease is also rare. The effect would be due to the suppression of Nuclear Factor kappa-B, a signal molecule which is linked is added to a wide variety of inflammatory bound to-disorders such as cancer, atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, diabetes, allergies, asthma, arthritis, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, osteoporosis, pso-riasis, septic shock, and AIDS.
Strikingly however, is that it is just a lot of spices, which appear to possess these health-promoting effect. Reason enough spices not only for the tasty but also healthy to use.
Multiple sclerosis and turmeric