Turmeric: The Spice of Life
Organic Turmeric has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine and has great therapeutic properties. Curcumin is one of the key active compounds found in Turmeric. It’s known as the most powerful anti-inflammatory ingredient, giving Turmeric its much-buzzed-about healing properties.
Turmeric is considered to make the body naturally immune to several ailments, by boosting the activity of antibodies and thus guarding us against several other diseases and pathogens, also is seen to be effective against gastrointestinal problems like indigestion, gall stone, etc.
The flavour-rich spice used in curries is also packed with therapeutic properties. Studies show that when it comes to cholesterol management, prevention, and reduction, turmeric has been very effective in getting your health back to optimal levels. The compounds of turmeric known as curcuminoids can lower LDL cholesterol, therefore preventing its oxidation, which will help suppress the plaque build-up in the arteries.
COMPONENTS THAT PREVENTS BAD CHOLESTEROL BUILD-UP:
- Essential oils such as cineole, turmerone, and cymene
- Important minerals including potassium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, and magnesium
- Vitamins B3, B6, C, E, and K
- Soluble and insoluble dietary fibre
BENEFITS OF TURMERIC
Interestingly, the Hindi word ‘Haldi’ is often used for turmeric and it means ‘healthy’. This is easy to understand once you learn that turmeric is beneficial in over 150 ways in the body. It acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, an antioxidant, a neuroprotectant, an endocrine modulator, a natural antibiotic, and an anti-cancer agent, among others.
Ancient practitioners learned its usage through repeated use and applied experimentation. It is a wonder to see different uses of turmeric across geographic boundaries for traditional medicinal practices like Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, Chinese traditional medicines. These systems use turmeric through direct extraction, as a mixture with other herbs, natural chemicals, etc. However, some studies also suggest that it might be necessary to use some other natural components to make the Curcumin more bio-available, so our body may use it quickly and efficiently. Due to its anti-pathogenic properties, turmeric also acts effectively in curing wounds, puss formation in eyes and ears. Turmeric is also found to be effective against arthritis and bronchial asthma. It also acts as an instant painkiller due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
There are several other utilities of turmeric that you will find in literature, science journals, books, and cultural studies. People have been documenting the uses and results along with its directions of use generation after generation. The best that can be done is that we can incorporate turmeric in our daily use and see the results yourselves.
DID YOU KNOW?
Organic Turmeric has entered Ethiopian cuisine through Indian Influence.