Spice Up Your Health With Turmeric

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Turmeric is much more than a coloring agent. A traditional remedy in Ayurveda, an ancient Indian Health Care system that dates back over 6000 years. Many Asian cultures also revere turmeric for its health benefits.

What is Turmeric?

Turmeric is a wonderful herb, its use dates back to thousands of years. It has acted a key role in the traditional healing system because of its ability to keep up a balanced pH, and turmeric's antiseptic and anti-inflammatory possessions.

Turmeric or Curcuma Ionga consists of more than 100 species and over 30 varieties of a cylindrical tube (rhizome) with orange-colored flesh. The yellow-orange color's brightness and aroma, natural smell relies on the plant's maturity at harvest time, the little older the much better.

After the harvest, the turmeric rhizomes sliced, dried, and grounded for sales, mostly in curry powder and mustard, although turmeric also widely used as a natural dye in cosmetics, fabric and food. It is just looming into its own as an effective herbal remedy in the western world, where exploration is commencing to recognize the significant roles it plays as an antioxidant remedy.

Although the chemical structure of this extraordinary herb, food preserver and in the dyeing process, acknowledged by many countries only in 1910.

Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric sold as the dried root or as a powdered product. In Asia, it is highly valued as a condiment, as a dyestuff for cotton cloth, as medication for digestive troubles and as a cosmetic. In Malaysia, yellow rice, dyed with turmeric, presented as part of the marriage ceremony, and handled in praying spirits to heal the ailing, or to make sure the crops and harvest.

Research is also beginning to show that turmeric may a potent anticancer agent. It seems that older healing arts and modern science are now meeting in our kitchen. Hindu and Malay brides painted with turmeric, and in some areas of India, married Hindu women use a paste of turmeric as a hand cream, and try it on their faces to create a brilliant shine to their skin.
Turmeric benefits blotchy or uneven skin because it draws circulation evenly through the skin. And just the right size will neutralize skin that is also red. Turmeric looks like ginger, and while dry ground turmeric powder is common in traditional medicine, newly chafed turmeric and turmeric essential oil can also be used. One of the easiest ways to use turmeric is in a facial.

Turmeric in Health Care.

Turmeric is attracting a great deal of interest in the research community due to its many health-protective benefits. However, herbalists have long cherished the therapeutic value of turmeric. The root of the turmeric plant has long been used in Asian cultures in culinary, skin care products, and medicine.

Turmeric's uses as a spice and coloring agent are popularly known in developed countries. While there is perhaps less popular with its medicinal uses. In traditional Indian medicine, turmeric used to treat anemia, common cold, bronchitis, asthma, skin burns, conjunctivitis, stomach pain, and many other ailments.

Turmeric does enjoy popularity among sellers of dietary supplements, where its traditional Ayurveda uses to tout to lend credence to marketing claims. Recently, turmeric has fascinated the Modern medical community's interest as well.

It is Identical in effectiveness of pharmaceutical drugs such as Phenylbutazone and Indomethacin. But without the major consequences, turmeric extracts kept away the synthesis of inflammatory toxins in the body in a clinical study of patients with arthritis rheumatoid.

When subjects with increased blood lipids, took 500 mg of turmeric extract for seven days, researchers found that they remarkably lowered their blood cholesterol. And blood lipid peroxidation levels, neutralizing free radical activity believed responsible for much of the cardiovascular disease problems prevalent today.

At present, there are more than 350 studies indexed in the Medline database involving turmeric, its active components, although no turmeric based medical therapies have yet been allowed for sale as drugs in the US.

Other Benefits of Turmeric

The turmeric rhizome has an orange-yellow coloring part. It is very bright and beautiful and in great abundance. But of little permanency and very fugitive. Water extracts it very easy even the property, fixing colors gives it only an imperfect fixity.

The chloride of soda and ammonia are those which succeed the best, but they give it a brown cast. It can only be employed as powder. Turmeric used for portraying a dazzling golden tinge to the weld yellows and an orange to scarlet .

But, these shades quickly disappear in the air. The turmeric is useful in chemistry for indicating the alkaline matter's presence which causes it to pass into a purplish fawn or brown color with great energy. Paper colored with glue mixed with this root's extract. .

Turmeric rhizomes participate in numerous common compound medicines employed for stomach problems, stimulant and blood purifier, and treat liver complaints, biliousness and jaundice. Added to warm milk used preferably to heal common cold, bronchitis and asthma. Turmeric even offers insecticidal, fungicidal and nematicidal capabilities.

Health Benefits of turmeric

You probably gobble the spicy stuff by reason of its taste, however, there is a different valid reason to load curry sauce on the vegetables. Turmeric, one of the main ingredients in curry, is providing several health benefits. Among some other applications, turmeric included in Indian traditional medicine to improve energy, relieve gas, ease arthritis and increase digestion.

It is commonly known as a spice in Eastern cooking. The Curcumin is the powerful compound in turmeric, which is the yellow pigment that stains your wooden spoons. Experts discovered that curcumin has anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic qualities.

Numerous researches have found that curcumin suppresses the Cancer proliferation cells. Another study exposed that curcumin inhibited the growth of estrogen positive, woman breast cancerous cells. The research studies stated that using turmeric in the food plan could actually help avert hormone related cancers resulting from environmental pesticide exposure.

Turmeric extract may help manage heart disease by decreasing cholesterol levels and other disease risk factors. You'd have a lot of advantages from turmeric to obtain the quantity of curcumin considered an ideal dose. for health benefits. Supplements are a more practical way to get optimal levels for most people.

Of course, adding turmeric in your food plan is also a great way to increase your disease prevention, and a good excuse to eat tastier food. So, spice up your health with turmeric!

Waring: Turmeric contraindicated for women who are pregnant and those who have hepatitis.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
9th May 2014 (#)

A very interesting and informative article. I use many different spices in my cooking, but, I have to confess, hat's primarily for their taste and/or color that they add, with little thought about what their health benefits might be. It's always a pleasant surprise to find out that the things I enjoy using in my cooking is also so good for me.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
9th May 2014 (#)

this is so informative and am so glad you wrote it...am going to get my herbal pharmacy to get it for me to take...blessings..

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author avatar Randhir Bechoo
10th May 2014 (#)

Informative.In todays age people are looking for a more natural alternative.Thanks for your share,Sukkran.

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author avatar vandana7
13th May 2014 (#)

The rhizome looks pretty much like ginger. :) We get adulterated stuff in the market, but still we may be doing ok by adding it in every curry and ever dal.

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author avatar sukkran
13th May 2014 (#)

Yes, you are correct. But you can easily identify the turmeric rhizome, which is yellowish on the outside and brilliant orange on the inside

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
13th May 2014 (#)

Interesting post my friend and very informative as well!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
13th May 2014 (#)

Very helpful and informative. ..thank you sukkran...

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author avatar M G Singh
14th May 2014 (#)

Great info. Thanks

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author avatar Ptrikha
18th Jun 2014 (#)

A great article on benefits of Turmeric. Well told!

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