The Health Benefits Of Curry
As a common type of spice, curry is actually a mixture of various spcies including turmeric, cumin, coriander, cardamom and so on. Turmeric is the main ingredient of curry, which can be recognised immediately because of its golden color. It is one of the plants of the genus ginger it is well known by its curative effect for hundreds of years. As a general antiseptic herbal medicine in India, turmeric is one of the sources of ayurvedic medicines which is commonly used to treat skin damage such as cuts or burns.
In the past few decades, scientists can successfully extract turmeric, the main active ingredients of curcumin, to study its extensive medicinal properties. Because of its natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-cancer, and anti-precipitation properties, it is found to be useful when curing many diseases.
Thanks to the increasing awareness of the healing properties of curry, more and more scientists are beginning to study their medical potential. In the study of curry for the health of the human neutral system, curry showed its anti-inflammatory properties. Other anti-inflammatory objects (such as drugs) in the past may also be proved with these features. However, because of the side effects of these objects to the liver, kidneys and the stomach, their use is partially restricted. On the other hand, curry doesn’t have those side effects and thus to be proved to be a better method than those anti-inflammatory drugs.
Moreover, recent studies have shown that curcumin (the main active ingredient in turmeric) has the ability to reduce the risk of viral plaques in patients with alzheimer’s disease, thus can significantly reduce the risk of plaque. Although more researches are still required to prove this, the current studies still confirm that it is an effective tool against alzheimer’s disease which endangers almost five million people in US. It shows that it can help the immune system avoid beta-amyloid, a protein that grows into a plaque for alzheimer’s disease. Curry is a common spice in India and this country has the lowest rates of alzheimer’s disease in the world. Curcumin extracts have been a prescription for many diseases for hundreds of years. The researchers say curry’s strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties give it a strong treatment for the possibility of dementia, cancer and heart disease.
In India, turmeric has been used as type of herbal medicine for a long time. It can help purify blood and protein digestion and regulate metabolism. In ancient China, Chinese doctors also used turmeric to treat chest congestion, menstrual cramps and other health disorders.
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