Curcumin is a polyphenolic compound which features in traditional Indian medicine. Earlier experimental and animal studies had indicated a protective effect of curcumin in Alzheimer’s Disease. This systematic review evaluates recent clinical trials into the use of curcumin for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease in humans. Insufficient evidence is available at present to recommend the use of curcumin in dementia patients. Short-term use of curcumin does appear to be safe at least.
Brondino, N. Re, S. Boldrini, A. [et al] (2014). Curcumin as a therapeutic agent in dementia: a mini systematic review of human studies. ScientificWorldJournal. January 22nd 2014; 174282. Review. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).