The active ingredient in turmeric is known as curcumin. Tumeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a dye. The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer's disease.
Moreover, Michigan scientists have unravelled the mystery behind the much hyped healing power of the main ingredient in turmeric, a spice revered in India as holy powder. As a matter of fact turmeric is known for being a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns. When combined with cauliflower, it has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate cancer. Even known for reducing the risk of childhood leukemia.
Among other healing factors it has shown promise in slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis in mice while also as a natural painkiller and cox-2 inhibitor. Even known to speed up wound healing and assists in remodeling of damaged skin. At the same time, studies are ongoing in the positive effects of turmeric on multiple myeloma while also as an aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management.
In fact, turmeric does a wonderful colour while also adding nice flavour to the food. To say more, turmeric can be taken in powder or pill form and even in raw form.
A great healing power from the natural wonder making our life better.