Turmeric

Curcuma is the original Health Wonder among the root vegetables. Not only does it provide a wonderful aroma and bright yellow colour to your dishes, it also known as one of the healthiest foods around. Wonderful in curry’s, soups, or Golden Milk.

Interesting facts about turmeric:

  • Turmeric is an exceptionally, healthy root vegetable that has been used as a spice in the Asian cuisine for more than 4000 years.
  • The root belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, more commonly known as the family of gingers.  
  • Turmeric is known not only for it’s great, unique taste but is also used as a colorant giving dishes like curries a rich, deep, ochre yellow color.
  • It originates native to the sub-Himalayan mountain region and is now grown widely in many parts of the world with tropical and subtropical climates
  • The intense natural yellow dye contained in fresh curcuma will stain your hands, utensils, surfaces, and clothing it comes in contact with, often leaving permanent stains
  • The wide range of turmeric health benefits come mainly from its main ingredient, curcumin.
  • One of the main alleged properties of curcumin is that it is an extremely effective anti-oxidant and boosts your immune system.  
  • Furthermore, studies show that curcumin helps maintain normal cholesterol levels and puts the brakes on aging.
  • Asians have been using curcuma for centuries to treat gastrointestinal disorders, arthritis pain and to heal wounds.
  • In India curcuma is used as an important spice not only in food but also in beauty products and in spiritual ceremonies.
  • Women in India use Curcuma in skin products such as creams and body scrubs to boost the glow factor.
  • In the Thai cuisine, where the fresh curcuma is grated, it is seen as an essential ingredient in Thai yellow curry paste. 
  • Curcuma is a well-known, natural pesticide. Sprinkle turmeric (powder) water near all the entry points of your house to ward of insects, ants, and termites.
  • The plant grows to a meter in height and features aromatic miniature plantain-like leaves.
     

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Health benefits

The wide range of turmeric health benefits come mainly from its main ingredient, curcumin. One of the main alleged properties of curcumin is that it is an extremely effective anti-oxidant and boosts your immune system.  Furthermore, studies show that curcumin helps maintain normal cholesterol levels and puts the brakes on aging. Asians have been using curcuma for centuries to treat gastrointestinal disorders, arthritis pain and to heal wounds.

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