Turmeric (Curcuma domestica val) is a spice plant that belongs to the ginger group or Zingiberaceae. Turmeric originally came from the Southeast Asian region, which then spread to Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, and even Africa. In Indonesia, especially in Java, turmeric is widely used as a herbal medicine because it has the properties of cleaning and drying wounds, relieving itching, and curing tingling sensations. Along with the development of the times, this plant began to be used as a cooking spice and also a cosmetic ingredient.
Turmeric Nutrient Content
The main ingredients in turmeric rhizome are curcuminoids and essential oils. Not only that, turmeric also contains several other compounds such as starch, fat, protein, camphor, resin, resin, calcium, and iron. The main content in the form of curcuminoids and their derivatives is what makes turmeric used for various purposes, ranging from spices, herbs, foodstuffs, preservatives, cosmetic dyes, and medicines.
The Benefits of Turmeric for Health
Overcoming menstrual pain
Relieves IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) symptoms
Control blood sugar levels