Golden Spice Research Paper

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Turmeric ,the Golden Spice with a lot of medicinal properties has been held sacred from time immemorial. In India ,many other country's and some far-eastern Asian nations, turmeric forms a part of Hindu religious customs and practices. It is associated with the worship of Hindu deities : `Kaali' (Mother Goddess) and `Naaga' (Serpent deity). In Kerala, dried turmeric powder, rice powder and a few other plant derived powders are used in colouring materials in making and decorating the huge `Kalams' of various deities connected with `Sakthi' worship (Mother Goddess) which is locally known as `Kalamezhuthupattu,' a folklore tradition existing even today. Turmeric, the auspicious spice implies a symbol of purity, fertility and prosperity among the Hindus. Turmeric powder along with sandal…show more content…
Curcuminoids imparts anti oxidative, anti diabetic and anti inflammatory effects and have been used as a chemo preventive agent for cancers of colon, breast cancer, prostate cancer, esophagus, lung and oral cancer etc....inhibition of arthrosclerosis and inhibition of viral and bacterial growth. Turmeric, the traditional Indian medicine, plays an important role in the improvement of behavioral symptoms in persons who are suffering from disease like Alzheimer's . According to Sanskrit medical treatises, Ayurveda and Unani systems, turmeric and turmeric powder have a long history of its medicinal use in South Asia. Susruta's Ayurvedic Compendium, dating back to 250 BC, recommends an ointment containing turmeric or turmeric powder to relieve the effects of poisoning in the food. In Ayurvedic medicines, turmeric is a well documented treatment for various respiratory conditions (asthma, bronchial hyperactivity, and allergy), as well as for liver disorders, anorexia, rheumatism, diabetic wounds, running nose, cough and many other kinds of

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