Curry is a mixture of different spices such as turmeric, ground cumin, coriander, cardamom, fenugreek and red pepper. This blend can vary depending on the brand of curry or the country where it was made. Curry is used a lot in Indian and Chinese food. It is also used in Thai, Japanese,Indonesian and British cuisine.
Turmeric, which is the essential ingredient of curry, has got yellow color and very strong and specific taste. Turmeric comes from ginger family and it has many positive impacts on human health. Turmeric is used in Ayurvedic medicine to help treating many illnesses.
First thing that turmeric is good for is skin. It can cure damaged skin. It has antiseptic properties therefore you can treat cuts or burns with it.
Curcumin is the healthiest part of turmeric powder and it proved as good antioxidant. Therefore it can improve our immunity system and help our bodies in eliminating harmful free radicals. Reseraches show that it also has anti-tumor and anti-amyloid properties. It is also used to treat inflammations.
Curry proved beneficial for our brain and neurological system. Curcumin from turmeric’s powder reduces plaque in the brain and prevents it to create again and by doing so it can prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's disease is very present among Americans. It is estimated that nearly 5 millions of American suffer from it.
Turmeric was researched a lot recently and it proved helpful in preventing breast cancer and certain types of skin cancer like smelanoma. Curcumin is actually making cancer cells eat themselves and thus they disappear from the body. Further on, scientist discovered that people who consume curry regularly suffer less from any type of cancer.
Curry improves digestion. It is a good prevention of colon cancer.
Scientists from Yale University discovered that curcumin is important for protein synthesis. Curcumin is essential in maintaining optimal protein level in blood.
Turmeric from curry is also known to help treating sexually transmitted diseases. Patient suffering even from gonorrhea and chlamydia showed positive results when eating curry.
Turmeric also showed that it is beneficial for our skin. Several patients with psoriasis showed progress in curing it when given turmeric.
Curry can be consumed in many ways. It gives your food strong and tasty flavor and it promotes good health. It can be used on salads, rice, meat etc. Famous dish that contain curry are chicken curry, curry rice etc.