THE GOLDEN SPICE:
Turmeric is the “GOLD” spice in Indian cooking. It’s an amazing spice used in India for thousands of years. Growing up, I have seen my granny, my mom using Turmeric. When I got hurt or had cold and cough or just being used in daily cooking.
Turmeric gives curry its yellow color. It has been utilized in India as a spice and medicinal herb. We Indians use it very liberally in our cooking as it is one of the common ingredients in our cooking. It does possess many medicinal properties. The root of turmeric is used in making medicine as it contains a yellowish-colored chemical called curcumin, which is often used to color foods and cosmetics.
When I was in south India, where girls and women used it on the skin for bright and shiny look also as medicinal purposes to acquire rid of acne and scars from face. At home growing up, my mom gave Haldi (Turmeric) milk in the night for good rest.
Curcumin and other chemicals in turmeric might decrease swelling (inflammation). It bears so many health benefits; it helps in aiding curcumin may aid longevity. Because of this, turmeric might be beneficial for treating conditions that involve inflammation. It supports detoxification of the liver, assists digestion. It helps to purify blood and curcumin which supports healthy inflammatory response. It also elevates the health of the lungs, circulation and nervous system. It possesses anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, it Linked to Improved Brain Function and a Lower Risk of Brain Diseases. Lowering risk of heart disease, it also helps to prevent cancer, Arthritis, Preventing and Treating Alzheimer’s Disease, helps in Depression and Delay Aging and Fight Age-Related Chronic Diseases. It also is used as antiseptic. (Good read, If you want to know more)