Wednesday, January 30, 2013


THIS SPICE FOR GOOD HEALTH Turmeric, a yellow spice in the ginger family, is a staple of Asian cuisine. Turmeric powder is dried from the root of the Curcume longa plant. Grown primarily in India, it is exported worldwide. You can eat it fresh or dried. Although turmeric has a peppery flavor, it isn't hot. Research suggests that turmeric may be able to improve or prevent many health conditions. In some instances, this is due to Curcumin, one of turmeric's main ingredients. Curcumin, which gives turmeric its yellow color, has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
People in India and China have consumed turmeric for centuries in curry, and have also used it for its medicinal properties. Studies show that people who consumed turmeric had minimal or no side effects. The most common side effect was gastrointestinal issues.

Particular medical conditions that studies have shown turmeric can help or prevent include: Alzheimer's. Turmeric's anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties may help to block the production of the IL-2 protein, which destroys the nerve's protective coating. Arthritis. Turmeric’s anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help relieve joint pain. Cancer. Curcumin initiates the self-destruction of cancer cells and prevents their growth. It may help to prevent or treat breast, prostate, colon, lung, skin and colorectal cancers as well as leukemia. 
Cardiovascular disease. Turmeric can lower your cholesterol levels, which helps to prevent heart disease. Indigestion. Curcumin stimulates your gallbladder to make bile, which may improve digestion. Liver disease. Consuming turmeric can increase your liver's enzyme production, which helps to detoxify your blood and eliminate toxins. Also, as an antibacterial agent, turmeric can help to heal skin injuries.

The turmeric, known as ‘Haldi’ in Hindi, is an essential ingredient in Indian cuisine also has substantial health benefits and medicinal properties. It is considered the golden spice of India. The author of the article, Ms. Karen Appold - a medical writer in Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - explains that studies show that turmeric may also help with a host of other health conditions. For example, it may help: to relieve osteoarthritis symptoms, to prevent atherosclerosis, to treat uveitis, an eye inflammation, people with ulcerative colitis to remain in remission. In addition to consuming this spice in foods, you can also take it as a supplement, she says. According to old Indian custom, the threshold of the houses is applied with turmeric water. The turmeric prevents many insects, ants, and termites from entering the houses.


The turmeric spice was a major part in Indian culinary dating back to 3000 B.C. The turmeric plant requires hot climate with light soil. The hot and humid climate of India suits the growth of tropical turmeric plant. In Sanskrit, turmeric is known as “Haridra”. Turmeric was not only used in Indian delicacies but was also used extensively in Ayurveda, an ancient Indian medical system of preventive health care. Turmeric was not known to the western world until the medieval period. In 13th century, the Arabian traders introduced turmeric to Europe. Turmeric was then known as “Indian Saffron”. Turmeric is used in Indian rites and rituals. Turmeric mixed in water is poured on the idols of Gods and Goddesses in the temples as a part of ritual ablution, ‘Abhishekam’. The dried turmeric root is considered as symbol of purity, prosperity, and fertility

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Published by dasavatara das - "Vedic Views on World News"


Anonymous said...

Ya Really the SPICE FOR GOOD HEALTH even though turmeric is good for health and skin also.We are also exporting spices including turmeric in india

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