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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 has highly nutritious. In addition, we also should maintain our condition by exercise our body diligently to keep it fit and healthy. However, the name of disease, sometimes it still could have attack our bodies when the condition of the body and mind are not well. Now, people start to realize eating foods which are safe for our body and also give many nutritious to our body.

Many people now prefer to consume herbs to maintain health. Because they think that herb is not have any side effects for our bodies. One of the herbal medicines are quite frequently encountered in the environment around our home is the turmeric plant. Turmeric (which has latin name : Curcuma Longa) is a herbaceous plant which has a rhizome. This plant come from ginger family (Zingiberaceae). The plant which is originated from tropical South Asia, require a temperature of 20 ° C to 30 ° C. It also need climate condition (like routine rainfall) in order to grow normal.

benefit of turmeric
Turmeric for Health

If we read many references, turmeric is a medicinal plant in the form of bush. This plant grew annually. It fit growing in the tropics areas. This plant is widely cultivated in South Asia especially in India, South China, Taiwan, Indonesia (Java), and 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 many benefits for human life. So that is why we should learn to know more about this herbs. Besides being used as an ingredient of traditional medicine, turmeric is also used as industrial raw material for herbs 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 can make the one who consume it will has a lower risk of cancer. One example of food which use turmeric as ingredient is curry. Yellow pigment contained in turmeric (coded E100) could be used to protect food against sun damage. Turmeric can also be used to give color to cheese, yogurt, butter, and margarine.

turmeric leaves
Turmeric Leaves
 
Chemical compounds contained in turmeric is curcumin (a type of polyphenol compounds) and volatile oil. Curcumin is the active compound in turmeric. 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. 

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 this article could be useful for you.

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