Saturday, November 24, 2012

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Turmeric (Curcuma domestica Vahl.) Or more popularly known as Henda by Central Kalimantan Dayak community or turmeric by the Javanese and Sundanese language is koneng in medicinal plant native to Asia. Plants of Zingiberaceae family grows very well in Indonesia and are easily available in the market. The main part of turmeric that have medicinal properties is rimpangnya that are in the soil.
Turmeric tastes bitter and slightly spicy blend, a special smell aromatic, yellow and non-toxic. The main chemical compounds contained in turmeric rhizome is volatile oil and curcuminoids. The yellow color comes from turmeric containing curcumin curcuminoids. The aroma is of particularly volatile oil containing alcohol seskuitterpen. Turmeric rhizome also contains protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, fat. 

Turmeric has been used for more than 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a dye and medicine. Turmeric is extensively used in Ayurveda treatment, as it has antiseptic and antibacterial qualities, have the same effect with fluoride to teeth, heal psoriasis and joint inflammation, and helps digestive problems and depression. 
Some healing properties of turmeric in humans:1. In addition to having antimicrobial activity, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties, turmeric is also potentially increase the amount of antioxidants in the body. Curcumin, a natural phenolic compound in turmeric, can be useful to boost immunity.2. Turmeric potential in cancer treatment. In patients with cancer, creeping cancer cells through the blood vessels (metastasis) and their networks into a tumor. Angiogenesis is also true, that the growth of new blood vessels that tumors to spread to the supply of nutrients, oxygen and circulation dirt. Treat cancer with curcumin inhibited the growth rate of new vessels, the blood vessels.3. Women who are experiencing problems with menstruation can use turmeric to overcome. Pharmacologic effects of turmeric can launch and menstrual blood and reduces the pain and tired coming months.4. As a natural anticoagulant, turmeric may prevent blood clots and prevents thrombosis.5. Turmeric may lower blood pressure, treat diarrhea, stomach pain, asthma, appendicitis, and rheumatism.6. The nature of working with turmeric natural analgesics inhibit Cox-2 that triggers pain. With analgesic properties and antiinflamasinya, turmeric can treat arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.7. Senile disease can be slowed by frequently consume turmeric in food. Alzheimer's disease is one of senile diseases that occur generally in old age, when the brain is diminished physical capacity. Turmeric abilitas potentially extend the period for cognitive brain. Several studies prove that seniors in Asia that often consume curry (curry) containing turmeric has a better memory than seniors in other continents.

Desiccant Products turmericNow there are various products on the market that use turmeric as the main ingredients or additives in the ingredients. Among them are herbs. Jamu basically means, Äúobat strong, Äù or, Äúobat all, Äù and a local healing system that originated from Indonesia. Turmeric is a natural medicinal plants have been used since antiquity. Turmeric in medicinal or materials used by the women of scrubs to brighten skin tone and make it more healthy, smooth and seamless. It is because turmeric has antiseptic activity can eliminate itching and bacterial infections such as acne. Feast on fresh turmeric can restore the weary and exhausted body. In women, the herb turmeric can prevent the incidence of cysts or uterine cancer, because turmeric has anticancer activity.However, this pattern of adult life is more modern, more and more people are busy and no time to use the conventional turmeric. Some producers have been selling turmeric in powder form that is both practical and easy to use and durable, with a long expiration date. Turmeric in powder and capsule form is available at health stores at a dose of approximately 250-500 mg per capsule. Turmeric is also used by the cosmetics industry in sunscreen cream, hair removal products and scar treatment. 

Some recipes turmeric
There are a few tips to consume turmeric is empirically at home, that is, by way of turmeric rhizome decoction plus a few other ingredients in accordance with the disease who want to be treated. Here are some examples:
  1. Fever: turmeric rhizome washed (20 gr), grated, plus 100ml boiled water, squeeze with filter cloth. Drinking water is 2 times a day. 
  2. Diarrhea: turmeric sliced, boiled with water, add 1 teaspoon of whiting, stir until evenly. Cool. Screening drinking water 3 times a day until healed.
  3. Tumors: turmeric grated thumb size, plus a teaspoon of whiting and noticed water 1 lemon, stirring until evenly. Apply the mixture on the body part that hurts.
  4. Itching (chicken pox): a piece of turmeric, tamarind leaves a handful of washed, pasty blender until smooth. Apply on the itching part of the body.
  5. Whiteness: Turmeric old (15 gr) peeled and grated. Added 150ml tamarind water and sugar and stir well. Squeeze the cloth, and drink every day.
  6. Tonsillitis: half finger turmeric grated, plus 2 tablespoons water, stirring until evenly, extortion and take water. Add 1 egg yolk and a little chicken water whiting. Beat the dough, drink 1 to 2 times a day.
  7. Inflamed gums: half thumb turmeric and sliced ​​3 pieces Clove. Boil in 2 cups of water until remaining 1 glass. Use water to rinse 3 to 4 times a day.
  8. Late menstruation: turmeric and turmeric leaves (15 gr), nutmeg and cardamom seeds (10 gr), coriander, cumin and cloves (5 gr). Boil these ingredients with 3 cups of water until remaining 1 glass. Cool, filter, to be three parts to drink 3 times a day.
  9. Skin and general health (herbal medicine): 100g fresh turmeric rhizome, lime juice 100 ml, 11/2 tablespoons of honey and water. Saffron mashed with the blender, add the saffron pasta with honey and lime juice. Add enough water. Drink regularly.

Wise consumeAlthough turmeric has many properties, its use should be judicious because excessive consumption can lead to complications. Turmeric should not be used by people with gallstones or bile obstruction. Pregnant women should consult their doctor before consume high amounts of turmeric for saffron can stimulate the uterus. Elderly people can not eat because of excess turmeric can cause stomach pain, kidney or liver disorders.
Article source: Mohanapriya Gunasekaran


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