Turmeric contains curcumin, an antibacterial agent that can stimulate the wall of the gallbladder to release bile to contract so that the digestion more perfect .. The advantages of this substance causes the vacuum refractive gallbladder. It also contains essential oils are efficacious to prevent excessive acid secretion and reduces intestinal peristaltic too strong.
From the research, it turns out curcumin, the pigment that gives color to turmeric can reduce the risk of Alzheimer disease by limiting the destructive protein deposits in the brain. Curcumin can also to stop gastric and colon cancer by slowing the effects of harmful gastrointestinal bacteria. That's why turmeric is considered one of the world's healthiest spices because of his usefulness. Even turmeric also helps wound healing.
The studies also indicates that curcumin is an anti-inflammatory compound that its standard similar to cortisone, reduce inflammation in arthritic symptoms in animals and humans. In another test, turmeric lowers cholesterol, prevents blood clotting, protect the liver from toxins, improve protection against stomach acid, lowers blood sugar in people with diabetic, and against some cancer causing compounds.
sources: Health secret of Turmeric (Kunyit), PT Elex Media Komputindo, Jakarta, 2011