Spinal cord injury usually begins suddenly, traumatic blow to the spine is enough to fracture or dislocate the vertebrae. Spinal cord injuries can cause fractures and compression of the vertebrae, which can break and destroy nerve cells that carry signals up and down between the spinal cord, the brain and the rest of the body.
Spinal cord injuries can have a devastating and often permanent damage, but a new study suggests that turmeric may be the key of safe and efficient recovery. The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, has many health benefits. It has a strong anti-inflammatory effect on the body. It is so powerful, in fact, that have been found in some studies to be more effective than some anti-inflammatory drugs. It blocks molecules known as NF-kB, which are believed to 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 which can cause damage. Curcumin also increases the activity of antioxidant enzymes of the body, and doubles the fight against free radicals. It directly blocks free radicals from the damaged cells, while stimulating antioxidant mechanisms of the body to strengthen immunity. Curcumin is associated with the improvement of brain function and reduces the risk of diseases of the brain, and heart disease, and is consider to help in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Curcumin is also known as an effective natural remedy for arthritis and may be useful for the treatment of depression.