What is Turmeric? Turmeric is an ingredient that one doesn’t often find in western cooking. But it occupies an integral part of several Asian cuisines such as Indian, Chinese and Thai. Turmeric is the root of the turmeric plant and gives a vivid yellow color when added to food. It is an important herb for healing in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines. It has been in use for more than 5000 years and is known for its healing properties. It is anti bacterial, anti-inflammatory, stomach healing and protects the heart, liver and other internal organs. Although not much detailed research has not yet been done on the amazing benefits of turmeric, the initial results of research is so encouraging that more and more pharmaceutical giants are making use of turmeric in their drugs.
Let’s look at some of the amazing benefits of turmeric.
Frequent usage of turmeric in cooking has proved that it can significantly reduce the chances of cancer. This is because turmeric destroys the free radicals in the body and also prevents cancer cells from growing.
Alzheimer’s is a disease that totally prevents the daily routine of old people. Including turmeric in your daily diet reduces the chances of Alzheimer’s significantly. This is because the chemicals in turmeric do not allow the radicals that lead to cerebral malfunction.
Aids in Digestion:
Turmeric helps in breaking down fat particles in our food and thereby helps in improving the process of digestion. It also reduces the symptoms of indigestion such as acidity, acid reflux, heart burn and other gastric problems.
Relief from Arthritis:
Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric, it provides instant and long-lasting relief from arthritis.
So check out the aisles of your neighboring grocery store and make sure to include this miracle herb in your regular diet. It is usually available in powder form that can be easily added to the ingredients while cooking.