Monday, August 10, 2009


turmericTurmeric is herbal plant of the ginger family. Turmeric is a native to South Asia, and become the key ingredient for many Malay foods in South Asian recipes. And in non South Asian recipes turmeric is used in dairy products, ice cream, yellow cakes, baked products, biscuits, and others foods.

These herbal plants are growing in this land and forests, especially in teak forests. Many also planted at home; turmeric can grow in low altitude to 2,000 m above sea level. Turmeric is wet trunked plants; grow up to 0.75 m high, with oval-shaped leaves, flowers compound pink or red. Annual herb plants the tuber-shaped main rimpang old yellow or orange light.

Benefits of turmeric

Turmeric is a type of plant medicines that have a lot of benefits such as spices in cooking (especially curry), coloring foods, beverages, textiles and cosmetics and . Other benefits of turmeric are lower blood pressure, asthma drugs, and blood increase, for stomach ache, diarrhea, rheumatism and caecum.

Turmeric can also be used as prevention Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is kind of senile diseases commonly occur in people who began to enter the old age. Natural, senility is common to every person because of physical condition of the brain to decrease. It can be slowed, but senescent come with the use of turmeric in curry flavor. Turmeric as a spice in curry that is widely used in many recipes can be felt by the brain to maintain the quality of old age. Evidence is that families are in the Asian countries still having a good memory in old age because they diligently consume curry spices.


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