Turmeric is a plant that has a very long history of medicinal use, dating back nearly 4000 years to the Vedic culture in India. In Southeast Asia, turmeric is used not only as a principal spice but also as a component in religious ceremonies. Because of its brilliant yellow color, turmeric is also known as “Indian saffron.” It probably reached China by 700 ad, East Africa by 800 ad, West Africa by 1200 ad, and Jamaica in the eighteenth century. In 1280, Marco Polo described this spice, marveling at a vegetable that exhibited qualities so similar to that of saffron. According to Sanskrit medical treatises and Ayurvedic and Unani systems, turmeric has a long history of medicinal use in South Asia. Susruta’s Ayurvedic Compendium, dating back to 250 bc, recommends an ointment containing turmeric to relieve the effects of poisoned food.
In North India, turmeric is commonly called “haldi,” a word derived from the Sanskrit word haridra, and in the south it is called “manjal,” a word that is frequently used in ancient Tamil literature. The name turmeric derives from the Latin word terra merita (meritorious earth), referring to the color of ground turmeric, which resembles a mineral pigment. It is known as terre merite in French and simply as “yellow root” in many languages. In many cultures, its name is based on the Latin word curcuma. In Sanskrit, turmeric has at least 53 different names.
Ayurvedic literature contains over 100 different terms for turmeric, including jayanti, meaning “one who is victorious over diseases,” and matrimanika, meaning “as beautiful as moonlight.” source www.toriavey.com
India produces nearly the world’s entire turmeric crop and consumes 80% of it. Indian turmeric is considered to be the best in the world. Erode, a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is the world’s largest producer of and the most important trading center for turmeric. It is also known as “Yellow City,” “Turmeric City,” or “Textile City.” Sangli, a city of Maharashtra, is second only to Erode in size and importance as a production and trading site for turmeric. Today, turmeric is widely cultivated in the tropics and goes by different names in different cultures and countries.
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With its inherent qualities and high content of the important bioactive compound curcumin. More than 100 components have been isolated from turmeric. The main component of the root is a volatile oil, containing turmerone, and there are other coloring agents called curcuminoids in turmeric. Curcuminoids consist of curcumin demethoxycurcumin, 5’-methoxycurcumin, and dihydrocurcumin, which are found to be natural antioxidants. The components responsible for the aroma of turmeric are turmerone, arturmerone, and zingiberene. Nutritional analysis showed that 100 g of turmeric contains 10 g total fat, 3 g saturated fat, 0.2 g calcium, 0.26 g phosphorous, 10 mg sodium, 2500 mg potassium, 0.9 mg thiamine, 0.19 mg riboflavin, 4.8 mg niacin, 50 mg ascorbic acid, 69.9 g total carbohydrates, 21 g dietary fiber, 3 g sugars, and 8 g protein (Balakrishnan 2007). Turmeric is also a good source of the ω-3 fatty acid and α-linolenic acid, 47.5 mg iron, following essential trace elements of turmeric plant such as Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn, Ca, Mg and Se.
Modern medicine has begun to recognize its importance, as indicated by the over 3000 publications dealing with turmeric that came out within the last 25 years. This review first discusses in vitro studies with turmeric, followed by animal studies, and finally studies carried out on humans; the safety and efficacy of turmeric are further addressed.
Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory compound.
Curcumin leads to improvements of whole body functions and that should lower your risk of heart disease.
Curcumin may help delay aging and fight age-related chronic diseases.
Curcumin boosts brain function and decreases risk of brain diseases.
Curcumin may be useful to prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease.
Arthritis patients respond very well to Curcumin supplements.
Curcumin has incredible benefits against depression.
Turmeric is widely used to prevent and perhaps even treat the cancer.
Turmeric dramatically increases the antioxidant capacity of the body.
The first thing that everyone who is talking about turmeric got wrong is pretty simple: the recent study was not on turmeric at all. The scientists actually studied curcumin, which is a compound that is found in turmeric.
The distinction might seem meaningless, but it turns out that you don’t actually get much curcumin when you eat turmeric. By weight, turmeric is roughly 3% curcumin, and because of the way that turmeric is absorbed by your body, you only actually use about 25% of that amount in the body. The amount of curcumin that was used in this study is equivalent to about 25 grams (or ~1 ounce for the Americans out there) daily. I had a look at my spice cupboard, and that’s roughly the amount that you’d expect to find in your average supermarket container.
So, anyone who talked about the “health benefits of turmeric” was simply wrong. There aren’t any. There may be benefits of taking large amounts of curcumin, but to do so, you have to eat really much of curry powder made form turmeric, making it quit an ineffective way for treatment.
Why to use silver in liquid plasma extract production?
Silver nanoparticles concentrations between 20-40 ppm, its appearance transparent-clear or yellow to amber. Silver nanoparticles vibrates in high frequencies surrounded with plasmon cloud.
Yellow silver nanoparticles and turmeric has the same color, it means it absorb and emit the similar range of light waves frequencies.
Turmeric extract with silver is very concentrated and liquid contain all valuable ingredients in size easy to use for our body in high concentration.
Here is 3% turmeric extract, which has bright yellow color.
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