Turmeric, also known as yellow root, is often recognized as a natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory. Additionally, this spice lends its typical yellow color to curry dishes. In this blog, we delve deeper into its healing properties.

What is turmeric?

Turmeric, curcuma, Indian yellow root, tumeric, or koenir: this spice has more aliases than a Russian spy. It is the root of the turmeric plant, also known as Curcuma longa, originally from East Asia. Mainly, it originates from India.

The roots somewhat resemble ginger. And that's not surprising because they are related. Just like ginger, turmeric possesses numerous healing properties.

Is turmeric truly the natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory?

In short: yes. The main component of turmeric is curcumin. This substance alleviates pain and prevents inflammation. Various studies demonstrate that curcumin inhibits pain experiences by blocking neurotransmitters on their way to the brain.

Turmeric can be considered a 'superfood' as it has other therapeutic applications. Thanks to potent antioxidants, turmeric boosts your immunity. It also enhances your memory and concentration.

Because inflammation is a significant factor in tumor growth, turmeric also helps combat cancer. The spice is even beneficial in preventing liver and gallbladder disorders. Moreover, it prevents bloating and aids digestion.

Turmeric Adds Color to Curry

Turmeric is a staple ingredient in curry powder, to which it lends its yellow color. Ground turmeric is also used as a yellow dye to make other herbs and dishes more colorful, for example, rice.

Turmeric is also part of Hindu rituals and ceremonies, where the powder is used to color the hands and face yellow.

What dishes can you make with turmeric?

The taste of turmeric can be described as lightly mild. Due to its distinct, flavorful aroma, the spice should only be used in dishes that complement it well. Think of fish or pasta dishes. But especially curry dishes, sauces, and dressings.

Note: Grind and Cook First!

Even though turmeric contains healing components, you should not consume the root raw, as it can be toxic. So, do not use the raw root in a smoothie or energy drink. You need to grind turmeric first and then cook it.

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