Curry Powder

Health Benefits of Curry Powder

Curry Powder is a commonly used flavoring in Indian cooking; today more and more countries are using curry powder to their favorite dishes that does not originally require curry powder.

What is a Curry Powder Made of? Curry powder is a mix of many herbs and spices (around 20 spices). In India, where it originated, cooks blend their own curry powders, which may vary considerably. In the United States curry powder comes premixed in various blends from mild to hot.

How to make your own Curry Powder:

Curry powders usually include cloves, black and red peppers, cumin, garlic, ginger, cinnamon, coriander, cardamom, fenugreek, mustard, turmeric (the substance that gives curry its yellow color and is also responsible, at least in part, for some of the health benefits of curried dishes).

Health Benefits of Curry Powder:

  • Help reduce inflammation of the joints; this is due to the presence of curcumin, a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.
  • Help deactivate genes that can trigger the onset and spread of breast cancer. Other studies suggest that curcumin may be effective in slowing the progression of prostate and colorectal cancers.
  • Curry’s curcumin have some positive effect in stabilizing pancreatic cancer.
  • Curcumin may help fight skin cancer. Tests in laboratory show that curcumin made melanoma skin cancer cells more likely to self-destruct.
  • Help improve memory and prevent Alzheimers; this is again due to the presence of curcumin that act to clear the brain of protein deposit that is thought to cause Alzheimer’s.
  • Effective in the treatment of several sexually transmitted diseases, including gonorrhea and chlamydia.
  • Rich in chromium, a mineral that can help control blood sugar.

“This post was originally posted on April 14, 2012 @13:39”

Len Carpio

The majority of articles I published were focused on health. I’m very interested in using natural remedies as they enhance the body's ability to heal itself and have no harmful side effects. I became interested in natural remedies when I met a Gerson therapist, who told me that in Gerson therapy they use “ live food” (organic vegetable, fruits, etc) to cure their patients. For the body to fight different illnesses, our immune system should be strong. In Gerson therapy they promote the supplementation of healthy and nutritious “ live food” for the body to fight disease, repair and regain its strength. I hope you will enjoy and learn from reading my articles. Have a good day and lets all be healthy :)

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