Curcuma is an oriental spice found in virtually every Indian dish (as part of curry spice blends). It is a yellow powder obtained by drying the rhizomes of the turmeric tree and is characterized by its very distinctive color and positive effects on the human body, especially in digestion or fighting inflammatory diseases. In oriental medicine it is used practically as a universal medicine and it is strongly recommended to consume turmeric regularly ideally as part of a meal. Its main benefits include the aforementioned modification of digestive processes, anti-inflammatory effects and implicitly it also helps as a prevention of cancer of the colon or other parts of the digestive tract.
What you can gain from regular consumption of turmeric
If you add turmeric to some of your meals daily, your overall physical condition should improve. Turmeric is beneficial in several areas, which can be characterized as follows.
1. Relieving inflammation
After ingestion, the active ingredient of turmeric passes not only into the digestive tract, but also into the entire bloodstream. In this way, it reaches where it is needed and helps to relieve inflammatory diseases, especially in the internal organs.
2. Reduces the risk of cancer
The main active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin (which also gives it its specific colour). Its essence, which is released by cooking, helps protect the body against various types of cancers; in addition to colon cancer, eating turmeric can also prevent lymphoma and leukaemia, cervical cancer and fibroids, breast, ovarian and brain cancer.
3. Relief of digestive problems
In addition to inflammation, turmeric can also soothe and calm the stomach and intestines. It can increase the production of stomach acids and thus prevent stomach ulcers.
4. Support brain activity
Curcumin has a beneficial effect on neurons and their connections and supports learning or memory. Consumption can also be an effective prevention against Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
5. Anti-arthritis action
Arthritis is characterized by severe inflammation of the joints. As an anti-inflammatory agent, turmeric can thus alleviate and slow down its manifestations.
6. Effects on the cardiovascular system
Curcuma helps to break down cholesterol, thereby reducing the risk of blockages, supporting heart function and the quality of blood vessels. Therefore, it is also a good remedy for continuous reduction of high blood pressure.