Bad memories could be eradicated by consuming one single spice. Scientists have serious reasons to believe that turmenic could be used for treating several mental disorders and deleting unpleasant memories.
Turmenic, one of the substances found in curry, might help the brain, erase the storage of bad memories, claimed a study supervised by psychologists from The City University of New York.
The research stated that an ingredient found in turmenic, called curcumin is involved in the process of both helping the printing of the new fears a person is dealing with and also at erasing existent negative memories.
This new discovery, might come in the help of researchers for developing treatments for people suffering from mental disorders.
Scientists from The City University from New York, have trained mice in such a manner that they would become terrified at the hearing of a certain sound. After a few hours, when the mice, were put to listen the same sounds again and after would be given the food they were usually consuming, the animals would freeze. The mice that would receive a changed diet, which included curcumin, didn’t freeze at the hearing of the sound. This reaction lead scientists to believe that the memory of the fear caused by the sound might have vanished.
The results suggested, that people suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and other related mental disorders, people who have scary overwhelming memories, could benefit from a diet which includes curcumin, explained professor Glenn Schafe, the leader of the research.
Memories are developing in the brain by forming new connections between neurons. At the beginning these connections are weak, but with time they commence to find stability in the brain, the process being known as consolidation.
Experts stated that, until now, there was no scientific way to eradicate bad memories from the brain, but with the use of curcumin this procedure could be possible.
One of the most famous properties of curcumin is its anti inflammatory benefits, which could be secret behind the deletion of the negative memories, stated professor Schafe.
The anti inflammatory processes are associated with a series of diseases, from allergies to hearth diseases or even Alzheimer. The inflammation of the brain, is related to mental illnesses like depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorders, explained researchers.
Curcumin, is also, a very strong antioxidant, and can be used as a prevention cancer treatment or arthritis.
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