The native land of the turmeric curcumin spice is southern Asia. It is grown in India, China, Indonesia, Jamaica, and Haiti. There are more than 40 types of turmeric, and only 3 of them are used for food purposes. Turmeric is a perennial green herb with a height of 1 meter, with elongated leaves. The yellow flowers are collected while blooming with spirally placed petals. On the outer side the root has a brown color, and inside it is orange.
Curcuma is an important component of the spice – curry Indian mixture of spices. As a spice most commonly used is the side, long root of turmeric, and not the middle root. The main root is hard, when it shrinks it shines, it has a form of a horn, it is very hard to sink into the water. It has a bitter and hot taste slightly bitter like that of ginger, but its aroma is finer incredibly pleasing to the combination of pepper and orange.
Chemical composition: 1-5 percent essential oil, colored substance curculin, as well as feldangular, ciliated, boronil.
Turmeric curcumin is usually sold in the form of powder.
Why is the turmeric curcumin the spice of the gods?
Because of its medicinal properties:
In folk medicine of India and China, turmeric is an irreplaceable natural antibiotic that simultaneously improves digestion and allows normalization of the intestinal flora. Because of this, Curcuma is used in disorders of digestion in the body, in respiratory diseases, as well as in cases of severe infections such as cholera and typhus. It is thought that turmeric can help against a cough. It not only cleanses the blood but also heats up, stimulates the creation of new blood cells. In India, they believe that the turmeric is filled with the energy of the divine Mother and that it gives a flowering. It is recommended for arthritis, skin diseases, diabetes, anemia, wounds. In combination with a boxwood, it can be used for purification. The extract of vegetable oil is used for massage. It can also be mixed with honey to treat stretching tendons, physical strokes, and itching.
It is a tonic for the skin, so it is added to the milk.
In the Indian practice of yoga, turmeric is used to purify the chakras because it cleans the canals of the etheric body. Turmeric provides energy, so it’s good to use those who use hatha yoga.
Turmeric regulates metabolism and improves the absorption of proteins in the body.