Monday Sep 22, 2008 (foodocnsumer.org) -- A new study by
researchers at Medical College of Georgia found the active ingredient of the
Indian curry spice, turmeric may be used to treat or prevent hemorrhagic
The study found that turmeric reduced the size of the
blood clots in an animal model of hemorrhagic stroke.
For the study, Jay McCracken and Dr. Krishnan Dhandapani
injected turmeric dissolved in corn oil three times over three hours into the
abdomen of an animal model of hemorrhagic stroke.
The researchers did not know why, but suspected that the
effect was due to the antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties of
Turmeric has been found to provide many health benefits
including prevention of cancer and Alzheimer's disease.
The herb commonly used in Indian as a spice
is incredibly safe. Early research suggests that as much as ten grams a day is
The researchers suggest that turmeric can also be used to
injection could be the best way to deliver an effect.
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