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Monday, July 30, 2012

0 Natural Herb : Benefit of Turmeric for Health

To obtain a healthy body condition, humans need a healthy food intake and highly nutritious. In addition, we also should be maintain our condition by exercise diligently to keep fit and healthy. However, the name of disease, sometimes it still could have attacked our bodies when the condition of the body and mind are not well. Now people began to realize to start eating foods that are safe for our bodies. Many people now prefer herbs to maintain health because it is prove not have side effects to our health. One of the herbal medicines are quite frequently encountered in the environment around the home is the turmeric plant. Turmeric (has latin name : Curcuma Longa) is a herbaceous plant which has a rhizome that come from ginger family (Zingiberaceae). This plant originated come from tropical South Asia. These plants require a temperature of 20 ° C to 30 ° C and rainfall routine to grow a normal.

benefit of turmeric

If we read a lot of references, turmeric is a medicinal plant in the form of a bush. This plant grew annually and fit grew in the tropics areas. In 77-78 BC, Dioscorides called this plant as Cyperus resembling ginger. But it feels a little bitter, chelate, and a little spicy, but not toxic. This plant is widely cultivated in South Asia especially in India, South China, Taiwan, Indonesia (Java), and the Philippines. Turmeric has a base end and the pointed leaves, and leaves a flat edge. Outer skin of the rhizome, has a brownish orange color. The flesh, has yellowish orange red color. Many studies have found that the turmeric has considerable benefits for human life. It is not wrong, if we now learn to know more about this one herbal plant.

Besides being used as an ingredient of traditional medicine, turmeric is also used as industrial raw material for herb and cosmetic. Turmeric can also be used as a spice in cooking and also for breeding. Many people believe that adding the spice turmeric into the cuisine have a lower risk of cancer, including prostate cancer. One example of food that using turmeric as ingredient is curry. Yellow pigment in turmeric (coded E100) could be used to protect food products against sun damage. When it used together with other dyes, ie, annatto (E160b), turmeric can be used to give color to cheese, yogurt, butter, and margarine.

turmeric leaves

Chemical compounds contained in turmeric is curcumin (a type of polyphenol compounds) and volatile oil. Curcumin is the active compound in turmeric, which is found in two tautomeric forms, the keto form in solid phase and the enol form in solution phase. In 2004, study at the University of California showed that curcumin can inhibit the accumulation of compounds beta amyloid that could destroy the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients and also outlines the plaques that have been there before. It found that the compound curcumin is an inhibitor of MAO-A (monoamine oxidase) is strong at doses above 150 mg / kg. Efficacy of inhibition of MAO-B is at doses above 550 mg / kg.

In our daily life, here are some benefits of turmeric for our health :
1. Turmeric is widely used as a medicinal herb. This is because he has efficacy: cooling, cleaning, drying, relieves itching. Turmeric also could heal tingling.
2. Turmeric contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory.
3. Turmeric can slow the spread and growth of tumor.
4. Turmeric can expedite the digestive system.
5. Can prevent cancer.
6. Relieve symptoms of arthritis.
7. Helps heal wounds.
8. Helps heal skin diseases such as scab and itch.

You may believe it or not, but that is several references from various sources that I found. Hopefully could be useful.

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