By Bill Fisher | October 21st, 2020
It’s a spice. About 5 percent of turmeric contains curcumin. It’s been used in Asia medicinally for thousands of years to treat a variety of problems, from skin problems to arthritis. We got interested in looking at curcumin because in the laboratory, it seemed to have anti-inflammatory effects, as well as anti-amyloid and possibly anti-tau effects. Everybody who’s been involved with Alzheimer’s disease knows that these abnormal protein deposits—amyloid and tau—are very much linked to the clinical disease.