Health Benefits of Turmeric

March 6, 2010 at 4:34 pm 2 comments

Turmeric is an ancient spice grown in Asian countries.  It has long been viewed to have medicinal properties as the native Indian people often apply it to their skin and it is a big part of religious ceremonies.  Recently, scientists have found a compound called curcumin in turmeric to possibly have cancer fighting properties.  Curcumin also appears to prevent the spread of the amyloid protein involved in the development of dementia.  Researchers from Duke University claim that people who ate a curry type meal 2-3 times a week had a lower risk of developing dementia.  However, it is an observational study and the overall diet needs to be healthy.

Back in 2006, researchers also found that turmeric had an anti-inflammatory effect in the joints of animals, however more studies are currently underway in humans.  In fact the National Institute of health has some 19 studies underway to examine the benefits of the ancient spice.

Whatever the claimed benefit; one thing is for sure, turmeric is a wonderful color enhancer for many dishes and a vital ingredient for delicious curries.

References:

  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8328377.stm
  2. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8080630.stm
  3. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6090460.stm
Advertisements

Entry filed under: Health & Wellness. Tags: , .

Vegetable and Bacon Orzo Green Velvet Cupcakes for Saint Patricks

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Advantages of Turmeric for Skin Plus More | Zeal For Life Drink  |  September 15, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    […] of Turmeric Spice (Tumeric Benefits)Curry in a Hurry – The Health Benefits of TurmericHealth Benefits of Turmeric // var switchTo5x=true;stLight.options({publisher:'wp.9aa43f68-033f-47f2-bc2e-2ba4c073c6a5'});var […]

    Reply
  • […] #split {}#single {}#splitalign {margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;}#singlealign {margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;}.linkboxtext {line-height: 1.4em;}.linkboxcontainer {padding: 7px 7px 7px 7px;background-color:#eeeeee;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px; border-style:solid;}.linkboxdisplay {padding: 7px 7px 7px 7px;}.linkboxdisplay td {text-align: center;}.linkboxdisplay a:link {text-decoration: none;}.linkboxdisplay a:hover {text-decoration: underline;} function opensingledropdown() { document.getElementById('singletablelinks').style.display = ''; document.getElementById('singlemouse').style.display = 'none'; } function closesingledropdown() { document.getElementById('singletablelinks').style.display = 'none'; document.getElementById('singlemouse').style.display = ''; } Curry in a Hurry – The Health Benefits of TurmericHealth Benefits of Turmeric […]

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Calendar

March 2010
M T W T F S S
« Feb   Apr »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Most Recent Posts


%d bloggers like this: