Turmeric- Worth Your Salt

The corona virus pandemic that broke out last year has taught us many lessons in many ways due to which we human beings that are once the epitome of carelessness and stupidity when it came to health matters have slowly started to see sense and are leaving no stone unturned to keep ourselves safe and sound.

What are the important matters that need to be kept in mind to remain oneself in good health? Basically, people have slowly but surely started taking the ‘health is wealth’ analogy seriously.

Well, better late than never is what one can say but coming back to the topic, we were talking about health as an important factor that needs to be taken care of and when you have health as the topic, it is impossible that you don’t include turmeric very early into the conversation.

Clearing Misconception

Where to begin with a topic like turmeric? What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word? It has been defined as a plant that originates from the ginger family that is grown in the Indian subcontinent any many other countries of Asia.

Turmeric plant needs to be grown in areas that have around 20 to 30*C climate along with a regular dose of annual rainfall, which is why tropical countries are quite popular when it comes to turmeric export.

There are certain misconceptions that people have regarding turmeric as they don’t know whether it is beneficial or harmful to health given the fact that there are many naysayers have different things to say about it.

To clear doubts, turmeric has numerous uses to speak about like for example it is used as a primary ingredient among other spices for cooking food in India to give it a tangy flavor.

Many people in the South Asian subcontinent mix turmeric in milk to get a good night’s sleep ant it vitalizes the internal organs to a great extent thereby greatly reducing stress and tension while going about a grueling work schedule in office.

It also contains curcumin as the main chemical compound that is extracted from the turmeric plant that is grounded into a yellowish power tinge that is used for coloring process and eventually added as a spice mix in different Indian cuisines like curry for example.

Side Effects

While turmeric is considered a natural ingredient for keeping good health, curcumin supplement addition does have certain side effects that need to be addressed even though it is quite tolerable to consume.

Consuming curcumin regularly makes it difficult for the liver to secrete bile that makes it difficult to digest food thereby giving rise to diarrhea, dysentery, gastrointestinal ailments, constipation, dyspepsia, distension, nausea, regular vomiting and stomach.

So it can be seen that turmeric and curcumin cannot be consumed together given the adverse side effects that the latter can add to the mixture of the former that leads to bile duct obstruction, which in turns leads to liver ailment, gallstone problem and you know that it won’t bode well for the consumer.

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