Curcumin, one of the many active ingredients in turmeric
Curcumin, one of the many active ingredients in turmeric, has potent anti-inflammatory abilities. It has received substantial attention in the medical community for its beneficial properties. It has been compared with some of the most effective pharmaceutical drugs for inflammation. Saffron has a number of nutritional and health benefits. It contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties, as well as turmeric - a natural anti-inflammatory compound. In ancient medicine, saffron was used to increase concentration and improve memory retention, and its benefits in enhancing brain functions are continually recognized in modern science . Many brain disorders, including Alzheimer's disease , are linked to a reduced level of a brain hormone called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF. Simply put, curcumin in turmeric increases BDNF levels in the brain, delaying and sometimes even reversing the symptoms of these brain disorders.
Saffron and DHA
Recent research has revealed that eating turmeric increases the bioavailability of DHA (this is the supplement you see on pharmacy shelves and supplement stores). DHA is a large structural fat found in the brain that is crucial for its functioning. That's right: turmeric makes your brain work better. Imagine what these geniuses could have done if they had included saffron in their diet ! Saffron has been considered an effective treatment for depression, anxiety, mood swings and ADHD. The effects of saffron consumption have already been compared with those of the antidepressant Prozac. It can be purchased in the form of root, as a powder to use in spices, curry or soups, or as a tea - so there is no excuse for not taking enough!