A common food spice may improve recovery from traumatic brain injury

To protect your brain is part of keeping your brain healthy and there appear to be a rise in traumatic brain injuries (TBI) so anything that might help recovery from these type of situations would be a important. 

New research indicates that curcumin, the biologically active ingredient that makes the spice turmeric yellow, holds promise to treat TBI. While preliminary research is promising there are still some major hurdles:

The scientist and student note analogues of curcumin and brilliant blue G likely will need to be identified because curcumin is not easily absorbed and therapeutic levels of the blue dye likely would turn a patient blue. But identifying the target for drug therapies is more then half the battle.

So there is still much work to do but this is another intriguing finding that might lead to better outcome after TBI.

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