Turmeric was known as herbal traditional drug that was used by the ancient medical doctors in Asian countries, but here in our kitchen we know that turmeric is a spice flavor for our food, to others turmeric is a good remedy to cure the throat and also a tummy stricken with acid problems, (im using this to cure my tummy and also recover myself from a flu or colds)
For my case, I encountered turmeric as a flavor to a banana chips, I bought that in Bacolod and I didn’t know that turmeric is a powdered form of yellow ginger and widely use to spice and add flavor to a certain food.. But wait.. I look back in my elementary boys scout days and I remember that we usually drink a turmeric drink or a hot salabat beverage every morning to boost up our vocal chords when shouting, I know it’s a myth that salabat drink or boiled hot ginger can boost your vocal chords, but according to some professional singers, they do drink salabat just to cure a stressed up vocal chords and throat.
Turmeric can be found in ginger, and the best form of it can be found in a yellow ginger. I heard on the radio that there are lots of kind of ginger in the Philippines. There are the white ginger, yellow ginger and the black ginger. According to that doctor on the radio that the black ginger is the most effective medicinal alternative ever here in the country. The black ginger is usually used by village doctors and these are kept away from the public because its very precious to them. But that was long ago and I think the black ginger is extinct, its hard to get some factual proof about its existence, but for this generation, we all have the white ginger usually used for cooking and the yellow ginger, most rare of its kind that is used to boost health and for nutritional value.
Here’s the yellow ginger that contains turmeric. According to studies, Turmeric has a long history of uses in the field of traditional medicine in India and China. This root is not just a simple golden spice but also a great source of Antioxidants. Antioxidants scavenge free-radicals in our bodies. These free-radicals damage cell membranes, tampers DNA and even causes cell death.
If you are health conscious person and a herb user, then you don’t have to go to a local market to get this rare yellow ginger. The turmeric is now in capsule format with brand name “Turcumin”.
Turcumin contains the turmeric ingredient you need for your added food supplement. Each capsule contains 500mg Rhizome of Turmeric and can be bought by per piece with SRP of PHP 15.
And a box with 100 capsule for PHP1500, you can buy this at any branches of Mercury Drug, St. Joseph Drug and Seven Stars Pharmacy
Turcumin as a herbal food supplement product and has no therapeutic claims.
Here are its benefits:
1. Helps alleviate or lessen inflammation of various parts of the body
2. Helps reduce the formation of blood clots that can lead to heart attack, stroke, varicose veins and other conditions
3. Helps improve blood circulation by helping to lessen or control inflammation
4. Helps prevent formation or aggregation of cancer cells
5. Helps cancer from metastasizing
6. Helps to arrest inflammation caused by urinary tract infection
7. Helps reduce oxidative damages that causes various health conditions and other aging related degenerative diseases
8. Helps neutralize free radicals to reduce pain and swelling caused by arthritis
9. Helps prevent weight gain from coming back again and again.
(source: Turcumin manual)
Turcumin is distributed by Health Rich Pharma Corp and Manufactured by Growrich Manufacturing Inc.
Turcumin Herbal Food Supplement