In folk medicine, this medicinal spice takes a huge place. Poisoning and cold, festering sores and inflammation of the joints, kidney and stomach illness, insomnia, and insect bites - all this can be treated with infusions, pastes, ointments or decoctions prepared on the basis of turmeric. This is not fiction local Aesculapius. Western medicine had only interested in the healing properties of the spices, as fell the unique discovery.
In the rhizomes of turmeric found bioflavonoid, which was later called curcumin. It found a number of medicinal properties that are more than enough for a small pharmacy. Turmeric - a natural antiseptic, antibiotic, antioxidant, immunomodulator, hepatoprotective and aphrodisiac. In addition, this spice has antibacterial and antifungal properties, inhibits the growth of tumors, treat allergies, increases the activity of brain cells.
But the most interesting - that curcumin is able to effectively reduce the concentration of cholesterol in the blood. But the cholesterol contained in food to accumulate in excess in the human body and becomes a cause of arteriosclerosis that leads to heart attacks and strokes.