In recent years, turmeric is really popular, Scientists, major media, food companies, and celebrities have great interest. According to the PubMed database of the National Library of Medicine, there were 5,581 scientific research papers on curcumin (the main active ingredient in turmeric) in the past five years. The study found that turmeric can reduce inflammation, prevent cancer, and reduce sugar...
In 2016, Google’s global diet trend report showed that turmeric has increased its search volume by 300% in the past five years. In 2017, the media sought turmeric as one of the “Top Ten Super Foods”. In 2018, Jianghuang was listed on the list. Food ingredient formula"
Turmeric is widely cultivated in India and Southeast Asia. They are both gingeraceae, so turmeric and ginger are relatives, and they have similar characteristics.
They look alike, the roots are very thick, and people who don't usually cook can really tell. However, it is also good to distinguish that turmeric, regardless of skin, meat or powder, is darker in color than ginger, because turmeric has a higher curcumin content. What is curcumin? It is a natural pigment contained in ginger plants.
In the PubMed database, there were 5,581 research papers on curcumin in the past five years. From 2014 to 2017, the number of papers has been more than a thousand, and it has increased year by year.
These studies involve the relationship between curcumin and various diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, obesity, arthritis, etc. Some of the studies have shown that curcumin has been shown to prevent and treat these diseases. Certain positive effects.
However, many studies have remained at the level of animal testing. According to the concept of modern evidence-based medicine, such research results are not sufficient as evidence to claim to be effective for the human body. Of course, there are clinical studies in these studies, and they are the double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials with the highest quality. However, some of these studies have shown efficacy in preventing and treating diseases, while others have shown no, that is, curcumin is effective in preventing and treating diseases. There is still no need for further research.