According to doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, new uses for the wonder spice turmeric have been found; the doctors claim turmeric can cure epilepsy, boost memory and reduce stress!
Epilepsy cure and management have always been problematic for doctors as well as patients, and the side effects of the drugs used (long-term antiepileptic drug or AED therapy) are damaging as well.
This study carried out by the researchers on rodents has been promising in terms of providing a possible cure for epilepsy.
AED therapy has been seen to impair cognitive development and damages essential macro molecules in the body in some cases and the goal of achieving treatment without side effects has been difficult so far because of phenytoin-induced cognitive impairment and oxidative stress.
The researchers found that when turmeric was administered orally along with phenytoin this prevented cognitive impairment and oxidative stress.
Turmeric has long been used in traditional medicine as a natural anti bacterial agent which prevents infections and speeds up the healing process. It is also known to help aid digestion and reduce inflammation.