Turmeric: a lot more than just curry
If you’re a fan of Indian cooking, especially curries, you are surely familiar with turmeric. Its bright, golden yellow color is unmistakable and may leave your fingers temporarily stained after handling it.
Turmeric has been used for centuries in India as a cooking spice and as a sacred substance. Hindu grooms still place a string dyed with turmeric around their bride’s neck, similar to a wedding ring.
Curcumin is the natural compound in turmeric that is responsible for its ability to prevent some very scary diseases.
Its power to fight prostatitis and prostate cancer has been thoroughly researched.
- Curcumin supplements have been shown to reduce the level of beta-amyloid plaques that are the signature of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Curcumin helps eliminate heavy metals, a possible culprit in the development of dementia.
- Curcumin can keep stomach cancer cells from spreading by attacking the proteins that help them reproduce.
If all of this doesn’t convince you to add turmeric to your daily regimen, here’s some more recent research that will help…