Curcumin is a natural compound in the Indian spice, Turmeric, part of the ginger family.
The main idea: In Parkinson’s disease, abnormal clumping of the protein alpha-synuclein occurs. New research shows curcumin may bind to the alpha-synuclein proteins and prevent the abnormal folding and clumping that may be the first steps to Parkinson’s disease.
However, turmeric doesn’t go directly to the brain where this clumping occurs, so don’t go out and fill up on curry’s just yet (or do, it’s pretty delicious!). much love.