Brazilian researchers from the Rio De Janeiro University have made a wonderful discovery that would help boost brain function and also improve memory.
The scientists found that a diet rich in hot red chillies, parsley, thyme and chamomile boosts the brain’s function and improves memory and learning.
The study showed that the herbs and spices have high levels of the plant compound apigenin, which improves neuron formation and strengthens the connections between brain cells.
The scientists also discovered that apigenin, part of a group of compounds called flavonoids, has the potential to treat diseases such as schizophrenia, depression, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
According to Professor Stevens Rehen who was also part of the team, the connections are crucial for good brain function, memory consolidation and learning.
“We have shown a new path for new studies with this substance.
“Moreover, flavonoids are present at high amounts in some foods and we can speculate that a diet rich in flavonoids may influence the formation of neurons and the way they communicate within the brain,” said Professor Stevens Rehen.
The study is published in Advances in Regenerative Biology.