History of Turmeric
Turmeric or also known as Rhizoma Curcumae Longae is a native flowering plant to the Indian subcontinent and later reached different places such as China, East Africa, and West Africa.
According to some history research, Turmeric’s exact origin is still unknown. But despite that matter, some experts have concluded that it originated in the tropics of Southeast Asia.
Regardless there are more than 40 to 45 species of Turmeric. So, wherever was the exact origin of “Indian Saffron” or Turmeric, ancient scripture says that this was the most important plant back in 4000 BC because of its multiple uses. The ancient people used Turmeric in many different aspects of daily life
Uses of Turmeric
It is for sure that most of us are familiar with the fact that Turmeric can be used for culinary purposes. But aside from this, Turmeric’s use as a medicine is becoming very popular in modern culture
Turmeric is being used as a medicine for different kinds of ailments. For skin infections, sprains, insect bites, and swellings, and as an anti-inflammatory.
According to herbal medicine, turmeric can also be used in treating indigestion, diarrhea, and flatulence
Aside from the topical and oral medication, dry turmeric was also being used in India to fight off coryza and sinusitis by means of inhaling the fumes of burnt dried turmeric. Then in the Indian countryside, the local medicine woman uses the turmeric powder as an antiseptic to the umbilical cord of babies.
In KutusKutus oil the turmeric is bought in from the farmers fresh every day then is cut and lightly pounded to then be added to the coconut oil as part of the first process of making the oil
As a matter of fact, a tablespoon of turmeric will give you loads of essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium. Also, it was said that turmeric is a good source of zinc, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and fiber.
And just like what was mentioned on the first half of this article, Turmeric is also known as an alternative medicine to several ailments. In China and India, Turmeric is used as an anti-inflammatory not just for oral applications but for topical.
This is made possible due to the curcumin content of Turmeric that gives a comparable effect that synthetic drugs provide.
But according to experts, Turmeric is way better to be taken than the over-the-counter medicines because it doesn’t produce a toxic effect that may result in allergic reactions, ulcer formation and increased bleeding.
So to maximize the benefits of what the wonderful Turmeric will offer you , include Turmeric in your diet. A daily Turmeric Latte with some coconut milk or Almond Milk apart from the great taste has some healing merit as well .
To greater health