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Curry is a mixture of spices,usually containing turmeric, mustard, coriander, and cumin seeds, chili powderand five spices powder (cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaf and black pepper).

The word carry is used for spicystew in Indian cuisine but in United Kingdom (UK) it refers to any type ofIndian food. Curry dish is prepared with the curry powder, but the seasoning isthe important difference. Ayurveda recommends using different seeds,like cumin, fennel, nigella or mustard, and different powders: turmeric,coriander powder or ginger, black pepper and bay leaves.

Curry powder is used to spice up thefood but has got many health benefits. Spices in the curry mixture are medicallyvalued substances, helping your health in many ways.

Curry Benefits

Curry is known to prevent inflammation, especially joint inflammation andpain. Turmeric, a curry ingredient contains the pharmacologically activesubstance called curcumin, which is responsible for anti-inflammatory effect.This effects may be the same as the antiinflammation effect of Hydrocortisoneor OTC product Motrin. The positive side of curcumin is lack of toxic sideeffects, which are present in other anti-inflammatory medications. Therefore,curry might be beneficial in treatments of inflammatory bowel conditions orrheumatoid arthritis. Some studies have shown that curcumin could be used in cysticfibrosis patients, but with specialist supervision.Curcumin in curry also helps preventing cancers, and helps the body to destroyalready mutated cancerous cells. In breast cancers, studies have shown thatcurcumin inhibits the growth of cancer cells and metastases. This substance hasbeen used in skin, lung, pancreatic, colorectal and prostate cancer treatments.Clinical trials to establish the potential use of curcumin in multiple myelomaand oral cancers are still ongoing.Recent research proved that curcumin might reduce the risk of leukemia cases inchildren.This substance is able to improve liver functioning, enabling betterdetoxification of the body.Curcumin is considered to prevent or slow the progression of the Alzheimer’sdisease. Main causes of this illness are protein deposits in the brain.Curcumin triggers the production of antioxidants, able to fight these proteindeposits, slowing the Alzheimer’s.Curry is known to help in memory preservation. People using curry in theirmeals are usually better in memory tests than others.Curry powder has also an anti-aging effect on the people who consume it regularly.Some STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), like gonorrhea or chlamydia aresuccessfully treated with curcumin.Tumeric and curry are known to lower levels of blood cholesterol and protectthe cardiovascular system .

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