Turmeric grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia. It is one of the key ingredients for many Indian, Persian and Thai dishes such as in curry and many more. Ancient Indian medicine, Ayurveda has recommended its use in food for its medicinal value, much of which is now being researched in the modern day. Its use as a coloring agent is not of primary value in South Asian cuisine.
In Indonesia, the turmeric leaves are used for Minangese or Padangese curry base of Sumatra, such as rendang, sate padang and many other varieties.
Here are 10 Reasons to Incorporate in Your Daily Diet
1.) Turmeric is an anti-microbial. That means it will attack both bacterial infections and viral infections and destroy both. It is particularly effective in treating illnesses of the respiratory system (this makes it a superb remedy for the cold and flu season).
2.) Studies have shown it could halt the growth of prostate, breast, skin, lung and colon cancer
3.) Known to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes
4.) A natural liver detoxifier.
5.) Research shows it may prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.