The genus Curcuma

Author: P. N. Ravindran,K. Nirmal Babu,Kandaswamy Sivaraman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420006322

Category: Science

Page: 504

View: 9157


For the last 6000 years turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine to alleviate pain, balance digestion, purify body and mind, clear skin diseases, expel phlegm, and invigorate the blood. Nowadays, this plant has acquired great importance with its anti-aging, anti-cancer, anti-Altzheimer, antioxidant, and a variety of other medicinal properties. The need of the hour is to verify and validate the traditional uses by subjecting them to proper experimental studies. To do this effectively there needs to be a single comprehensive source of the knowledge to date. Turmeric: the genus Curcuma is the first comprehensive monographic treatment on turmeric. It covers all aspects of turmeric including botany, genetic resources, crop improvement, processing, biotechnology, pharmacology, medicinal and traditional uses, and its use as a spice and flavoring. Bringing together the premier experts in the field from India, Japan, UK, and USA, this book offers the most thorough examination of the cultivation, market trends, processing, and products as well as pharmacokinetic and medicinal properties of this highly regarded spice. While Ayurveda has known for millennia that turmeric cleanses the body, modern science has now discovered that it produces glutathione-s-transferase that detoxifies the body and therefore strengthens the liver, heart, and immune system. By comparing traditional uses with modern scientific discoveries, the text provides a complete view of the medicinal value and health benefits of turmeric. Heavily referenced with an exhaustive bibliography at the end of each chapter, the book collects and collates the currently available data on turmeric. Covering everything from cultivation to medicine, Turmeric: the Genus Curcuma serves as an invaluable reference for those involved with agriculture, marketing, processing or product development, and may function as a catalyst for future research into the health benefits and applications of turmeric.

The Secret Benefits Of Ginger And Turmeric

Author: Vikaas Budhwaar

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 9781845575939

Category: Ginger

Page: 96

View: 7651


This book unravels the mysterious world of ginger and turmeric and gives a detailed account of their origin, cultivation, botanical make-up, chemical composition, and medicinal and culinary uses.


Great Recipes Featuring the Wonder Spice that Fights Inflammation and Protects Against Disease

Author: Colleen Taylor Sen,Helen Saberi

Publisher: Agate Digital

ISBN: 1572844736

Category: Cooking

Page: 116

View: 7774


Containing over 70 international recipes, Turmeric is a cookbook dedicated to one of the most versatile and ancient spices. Originally grown in India and southeast Asia, turmeric is often called a "wonder spice" because of its remarkable curative properties and health applications. But it is the unique, peppery, and earthy taste that has made it so popular across the globe. All of the rich history, recipes, and medical properties of this wonder spice have finally been collected in a single cookbook and resource. In recent decades, medical researchers began noticing a lower rate of certain diseases in countries whose inhabitants regularly consume turmeric-rich dishes. Studies have found evidence for turmeric's therapeutic advantages as related to preventing or treating Alzheimer's, arthritis, atherosclerosis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, digestive problems, liver disease, stroke, and infections. Turmeric has many anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which might well be why it has long been used as a panacea. Readers will find a dazzling array of exotic yet straightforward recipes in Turmeric for soups, snacks, meats, seafood, vegetables, and even pickles and chutneys. These delicious and nutritious dishes will quickly add wonderful flavor to any meal while also promoting lifelong healthy habits.


The Salt of the Orient is the Spice of Life

Author: Dr. Kamala Krishnaswamy

Publisher: Allied Publishers



Page: 264

View: 9915


The monograph provides an exciting adventure of discovering the most recent scientific facts which offer an explanation for traditional uses of turmeric in various cultures of South-East Asian Countries. It provides evidence based science on its preventive biopotency for many ailments. It is a state-of-the art compilation of existing world literature on turmeric and its active principles viz. Curcuminoids, which cover the kaleidoscopic biological effects of turmeric and its constituents. The book will be of interest to all biomedical scientists, medical profession, pharma and food industries as well as nutritionists and dieticians who are looking for alternatives to conventional therapy or for agents as add-on therapy. The contents of the monograph rightly justifies its title as spice of life and turmeric as a promising nutraceutical. The monograph has tried to convey the complexities in bio-medical progress highlighting anti-inflammatory, anti-atherosclerotic and anti-cancer effects by providing the basic science underlying the multiple mechanisms of preventing and promoting health by turmeric/curcumin. The book recommended for those who are exploring for an up-to-date research-oriented guide for development of turmeric or curcuminoids as nutraceuticals.

Turmeric for Health

100 Amazing and Unexpected Uses for Turmeric

Author: Britt Brandon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440594678

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

View: 8831


"Provides information about turmeric and 100 ways turmeric can be used to improve health, energy, and beauty concerns"--

The Agronomy and Economy of Turmeric and Ginger

The Invaluable Medicinal Spice Crops

Author: K.P. Prabhakaran Nair

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 012394824X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 544

View: 663


Turmeric has been used as a medicine, a condiment, and a dye since at least 600 B.C., while ginger has been used extensively throughout history for its medicinal purposes. The Agronomy and Economy of Turmeric and Ginger brings these two important plants together in one reference book, explaining their history, production techniques, and nutritional and medicinal properties in detail. This book is intuitively organized by plant and use, allowing quick access to information. It puts the uniquely Indian use and history of turmeric and ginger plants into a global context of production and economic aspects. It explores the plants from a botanical perspective, and goes into details of their chemical composition as well. Rounding out the book are chapters on disease and pest control issues. The book is a valuable resource for those involved in the production and marketing of these plants, as well as those looking for more information on the medicinal and nutritional properties of turmeric and ginger. The first book to bring together extensive information about turmeric and ginger Incorporates medicinal, nutritional and agricultural aspects of the two plants Offers a global perspective

Turmeric Curcumin Cures

Miracle Healers From The Kitchen

Author: Sharon Daniels

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1632876582

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 49

View: 4357


Tired of natural "cures" that lead nowhere? Looking for a fact-based, reliable, natural remedy? Look no further! Modern medicine and natural health are often at odds, but not always. This latest volume of the Miracle Healers from the Kitchen series by Sharon Daniels delves deep into the facts about turmeric. This miraculous spice is the subject of more than 1,000 medical studies, and has convinced numerous medical professionals and scientists alike that some herbs really are miraculous. Turmeric effectively treats a host of conditions. It is being tested for treatment on everything from arthritis pain to cancer, and the results are promising. Don't let inflammatory diseases slow you down. Turmeric cures, and bestselling author Sharon Daniels tells you how and why. In this incredible volume, you will learn about components of turmeric, like the powerful and widely-acclaimed curcumin: "Curcumin, a natural product isolated from the spice turmeric, has been shown to exhibit a wide range of pharmacological activities including certain anti-cancer properties. It has been specifically shown to be an effective inhibitor of angiogenesis both in vitro and in vivo." Robinson,TP, et al. Bioorg Med Chem. 2005 Jun 2;13(12):4007-13. Synthesis and biological evaluation of aromatic enones related to curcumin. You'll also find out what foods contain the spice, and how to use it for maximum effectiveness. Don't let age and inflammation bog you down. Take charge of your health. Learn about turmeric today, when you buy Turmeric Cures. A healthier you is just one book away.

The Magic of Turmeric For Health and Beauty

Author: John Davidson,Dueep J. Singh

Publisher: JD-Biz Corp Publishing

ISBN: 1310864187

Category: Cooking

Page: 42

View: 4526


The Magic of Turmeric For Health and Beauty Contents Introduction There Is Something about Turmeric How to Grow Turmeric Best Soil for Turmeric. How to Harvest Turmeric Turmeric Essential Oil Storing Your Turmeric How to Grind Turmeric Using Turmeric for Dyeing Turmeric as an Insecticide Turmeric for Beauty Natural Skin Remedy Getting Rid of Skin Blemishes Getting Rid of Sunburn Turmeric Body Mask Oatmeal Turmeric Scrub Turmeric in a Toothpaste? Sprouted Lentil Veggie Burger Orange Turmeric Cake Marinated Grilled Prawns Savory Chickpeas Turmeric to Heal You. Tummy Parasites? Suffering from anemia? Turmeric for Curing Wounds Turmeric Antiseptic Turmeric and Onions team up against Colon Cancer Conclusion Introduction There is an ancient and amusing saying, very prevalent in the East," Mr. Rat found a rhizome of turmeric; he immediately opened up a grocers/herbalist shop!" This may be used to talk about a dreaming, ambitious person, who is trying to extend his wings beyond his capacities, but on the other hand, it talks all about the power of turmeric. As a grocer, Mr. Rat could not only sell turmeric as a condiment and as a spice, for cooking purposes, but he also had easy access to the cure-all for all ailments – turmeric! Scientific research in the West, has found out that turmeric, has antibiotic and germicidal qualities, but that was already known in the ancient alternative medicine of the Orient and of the East. It had to be a necessary part of the medical arsenal of every wise woman out there, in ancient times, because if she did not have easy access to the medicine man or to a physician, she just had to resort to plain old turmeric. So her family's cough and cold prevalent chest infections, cuts, wounds, and even skin problems in her teenage kids, with those pimples and skin blemishes could be cured by turmeric. The idea that turmeric is used just as a spice, giving flavor and a golden color to cuisine, is slowly and steadily disappearing from the Western mind. Instead, they are getting to know more about its curative properties, thanks to research telling them about Curcumin – a natural product present in turmeric, which keeps you safe, healthy, and also prevents cancer. Chinese, Greek, Egyptian, Indian, and Oriental medicine knew all about the value of this rhizome since ancient times. This plant belongs to the same family as the equally important curative Herb – ginger. The herb that you are going to get in the market, is going to be a golden yellow powder, made up of grinding dry rhizomes in a heavy-duty grinder. I remember one of the persuasive salesman, trying to persuade my father to buy some of his hundred percent pure, freshly ground in his own mill turmeric powder, packaged in his own shop. My father looked at him and told him, "last time I bought some of this hundred percent pure, freshly packaged powder from the market, I put a teaspoon full of it in the water, and I have got enough of saffron dye mixed in it to dye a turban!" That shut the sales man up, because that is when guilty conscience works. Yes it is true; the powder that you are going to get in the market today is possibly definitely not pure, that is why it is necessary for you to use a grinder to grind the rhizomes. This book is going to tell you all about the magic of turmeric, and you are going to be surprised to know that you knew so less about this amazing herb/spice. Not only is it being used extensively to cure and prevent life-threatening diseases, but it can help save you a lot of headaches and possible financial expenditure, related to your health in the future.

Turmeric Gold

Mana for the Body

Author: Amara Rochon,Sarojni Achari

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781456725037

Category: Self-Help

Page: 120

View: 1233


TURMERIC GOLD is to inspire American home cooks to learn to use India favorite ingredients and their spices in their everyday dishes because of their healing properties. Low fat and easy to cook our vegetables and meat dishes will also charm your taste buds. Saroj's home recipes were the inspiration in the realization of our cookbook. Amara's recipes creations have been a labor of love. She wishes to bridge American ingredients and Indian spices for better health and ultimate taste.