What is the difference between turmeric and curcumin? Whilst turmeric is actually the plant, curcumin is the main active ingredient, a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant found in turmeric and is hailed as a superfood today.
The Indians have used turmeric for years recognised for its healing and medicinal properties. It is best taken along with black pepper to maximise its absorption into the body. Found in many of The Big Rajah dishes, turmeric is prized for many health benefits, some of them listed below.
- Anti-inflammatory Agent
Many Western ailments today have inflammatory causes underlying and cucumin fights them at a mollecular level.
2. Antioxidant Agent
As a important agent that can neutralise harmful free radical to reverse ageing and cellular decay. In addition, it stimulates the body’s very own antioxidant enzymes to facilitate healing.
3. Improved Brain Function
The absence of the growth hormone in your brain, known as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a cause for memory loss, memory decay and Alzheimers today. Curcumin is able to increase BDNF, hence improves memory and delays the onset of ageing by fighting degenerative diseases.
4. Lowering the risk of Heart Diseases, Depression, Prevention of Cancer and Reducing the Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis are just further benefits of Curcumin.
How wonderful that we can use food as our medicine when we know how to help strengthen and heal ourselves. Long live curcumin as we continue to celebrate Rassam, Sodhi, Tumeric Chicken and our Curries.