Turmeric or Haldi is one such spice that has a long history in traditional medicine. This yellow coloured spice contains medicinal properties that aid the immune system. It is primarily grown from the roots & rhizomes of flowering plants found in India and other parts of Southeast Asia.
The primary active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. This component is responsible for turmeric’s distinct yellow colour and also responsible for most of its health benefits. Ayurvedic medicine recommends turmeric for a variety of illnesses including chronic pain and inflammation. In fact, turmeric has also been used as an ayurvedic treatment for cough and cold.
Some benefits of turmeric and curcumin are -
- It is Anti-inflammatory
Turmeric is commonly used to fight inflammation. This anti-inflammatory property is due to curcumin. In the right dose, it is said that curcumin might be more effective than common inflammation-fighting medications
- Delays age-related diseases
It has been found that turmeric is capable of protecting your brain from common age-related degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. It does so by increasing the level of brain-derived neurotrophic factors (BDNF). This is a protein that helps keep nerve cells active. Most common brain disorders like Alzheimer’s are associated with lower levels of BDNF, turmeric (curcumin in particular) may help delay brain degeneration.
- It aids digestion
Turmeric not only adds flavour to food but also aids in the digestion of that food. Its vitamins, minerals, anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidants and fibres help acid production, nutrient absorption and muscle movement. It also relieves symptoms of heartburn, reduces excessive gas and is also being studied as a prospective treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
- Sore throat, Cough & cold: Relieves throat pain, fights bacterial & viral infections and helpful in cough & common cold
- Immunity booster: Turmeric and curcumin have widely been considered as a medicine for immunity booster.
However, ingesting turmeric & curcumin as it is doesn’t offer too many health benefits. This is because of the substance’s poor absorption capacity.
However when curkey pastilles dissolve in the mouth , curcumin is absorbed directly into the bloodstream by a process called Buccal Absorption.
Curkey is more than just throat lozenges. In fact, Curkey is clinically proven to have natural anti-inflammatory properties and is a potent antibacterial agent with long-lasting health benefits. One pastille of Curkey is equivalent to 30 glasses of turmeric milk. With the help of Curkey, you not only can relieve yourself from sore throats but can also reap the long term benefits of boosting immunity.