It’s the perfect excuse for a take-away – experts say a curry a day could keep infections at bay.
research has shown that curcumin, which is found in the popular curry
spice turmeric, causes a sizeable increase in a protein that boosts the
immune system. It helps the
body to fight bacteria and viruses, including those that cause
tuberculosis, even if it has not encountered them before, the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry reports.
Professor Adrian Gombart of Oregon State University, who found that curcumin caused levels of the protein,
cathelicidin anti-microbial peptide, to almost triple, said: ‘Curcumin
is generally consumed in the diet at fairly low levels. '
Source - Daily Mail