A few years back, researchers in Egypt performed an experiment. They gave rats Alzheimer’s by feeding them aluminum chloride. Then they gave some of the rats an additional treatment that actually restored damaged brain cells to almost normal.
Could this be the next miracle Alzheimer’s drug?
Not likely. Reason? It isn’t a drug, but a common plant- one that is used as both an herb and a spice-coriander, and plants can’t be patented.
Coriander is the seed of cilantro after the herb has flowered. You know, the green herb so popular in Mexican cooking. The Egyptian researchers found coriander “improves blood circulation to the head, as well as imparts mental concentration and memory.” The spice also is a potent antioxidant, is antibacterial and antifungal with “low or no side effects.”
Coriander has also been studied as a way to control blood sugar and for its antibacterial properties. Its use goes so far back, it’s even mentioned in the Bible! There are tons of recipes online for ways to use this miracle spice in your cooking. Many people also use it medicinally by making a tea out of the dried seeds.
Sources: “Study the Possible Protective and Therapeutic Influence of Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) Against Neurodegenerative Disorders and Alzheimer’s disease Induced by Aluminum Chloride in Cerebral Cortex of Male Albino Rats” Enas, A Khalil, Nature and Science, sciencepub.net