You can feel free to call it the golden spice. The turmeric gains it’s name not only as a result of its yellow color, but also by the reason it has many health benefits. It is the most known culinary spice which spans cultures, and it is a major ingredient in Indian curries, and it turns American mustard yellow.
And despite its great use in cooking, this has amazed scientists for really long time in terms of its medical uses. This is a tropical plant which belongs to the family Zingiberaseae and is native to India and cultivated throughout the tropics around the world.
The legend says that when the baby Jesus was born, three wise men coming fro the East went to see him and brought him gifts. They had brought him gold, frankincense and myrrh and there are some records that many people believed that gold actually refers to the commonly used spice of the time – turmeric.
This has a unique role in Indian culture and spirituality too. It was used to worship Sun God, and the masses wore turmeric as a piece of forgiveness process.
It was as well used by Buddhists monks who travelled in different places all around the world, in order to dye their robes. There exists some evidence that the turmeric was used as a part of Chinese medicine around 1000 years ago and by the mid 20th century, it became popular in the western world as well.
Health benefits of the turmeric
It consists of a wide range of antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, antimutagenic, antioxidant, antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properites. It is enriched with many healthy nutrients, such as dietary fiber, iron, magnesium, niacin, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, potassium, protein, copper, calcium and zinc. Due to all of these nutrients, vitamins and minerals, the turmeric is often used in order to treat a large number of health problems including cancer.
“It is already confirmed that turmeric can help stop prostate cancer. It can also eliminate the growth and destroy prostate cancer cells. A number of researchers have found that thanks to the active components found in turmeric, it is one of the best protectors against radiation-induced tumors. It might as well prevent the growth of tumor and cancer cells, such as the T-cell leukemia, colon cancer and breast cancer.
There are some excellent news for those who are trying to fight the depression by using natural remedies. It has been proven that the curcumin, the antioxidant that makes turmeric so great spice can function as an antidepressant.
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