Turmeric is extremely healing for the brain, and invaluable for increasing memory function. The saying: “it’s all in your head” is right! Everything starts up here, in the vital organ that is the fundamental keeper of everything you’re able to think, act or dream.  By taking turmeric, you can improve the oxygen intake of the brain, which helps in all of the brain’s functions and processes.

Not surprisingly, when your brain functions at its best you increase the uptake of happy hormones like Serotonin and Melatonin. So, by healing the basic functioning of the brain, you can also heal many mental illnesses. Something as easy as turmeric tea, rich with curcumin, is the best brain booster!


 Many studies claim that after early childhood neurons are unable to divide or multiply. However, lately it has been proved that it is not the case. The neurons still remain active, albeit in certain sections of the brain only, where they can multiply and increase in numbers. A hormone that drives this kind of behavior is called Brain-Derived Neurotropic Factor or BDNF. Most brain diseases are a result of decreased BDNF hormone in the brain. When the hormone levels fall in the brain, it can cause depression or even Alzheimer’s disease. However, curcumin can improve the BDNF levels, which not only prevent these diseases but can also improve memory.

 You can read a ton of information on health guru Dr Mercola’s website, a few points of which we are quoting here: 

  • Curcumin, a bioactive ingredient in turmeric, exhibits over 150 potentially therapeutic activities
  • Curcumin is capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier, which is one reason why it holds promise as a neuroprotective agent
  • Recent animal research suggests another bioactive compound in turmeric called aromatic-turmerone can increase neural stem cell growth in the brain by as much as 80 percent at certain concentrations
  • Previous research has also shown that curcumin may help inhibit the accumulation of destructive beta-amyloids in the brain of Alzheimer's patients, as well as break up existing plaques
  • Curcumin also has the most evidence-based literature supporting its use against cancer of any other nutrient studied, including vitamin D

 See his entire article by clicking here.


 *Curcumin regulates brain chemicals like serotonin and noradrenalin, which are responsible for the increased production of dopamine. The amplified secretion of dopamine dictates how our body comprehends pleasure as well as pain. This is why turmeric elevates moods and positively influences emotions. Please click here to read our post on how Turmeric can help you lift yourself out of the hole of depression.


 Alzheimer’s disease has been characterized by progressive deterioration of the brain and behavioural changes. Curcumin is known to delay the degradation of the neurons and also act as an antioxidant, which notably improves the memory of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. It has long been noted that elderly people in India have low rates of Alzheimer’s disease. One reason may be that they consume a lot of turmeric in their diets. A study found that curcumin may prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing amyloid plaque build-up in the brain. In addition to helping prevent Alzheimer’s, turmeric works to help treat it once it’s been diagnosed.

 In our blog posts, we want to share the potent healing power of Turmeric, because it is right there to help in so many areas! Please leave a comment as to your experiences with the wonder-booster that is Turmeric.


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 IMPORTANT NOTE: Are you on any prescription medications?  Before adding something new to your diet for medicinal purposes, make sure to check with your Physician for possible counter-effects.

 *Click here to read our post on Curcumin’s role in Turmeric healing!

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