Researchers at Nottingham University have revealed that eating vital curry spice Turmeric can help to ease muscle injuries.
The scientists reveal that this extraordinary spice can be used to help ease many muscle injuries including agonizing sports injury Tendinitis simply by eating a curry.
Eating Turmeric to help ease muscle pain is also a safer alternative to the sufferer than being prescribed with anti-inflammatory drugs or steroid injections.
So what exactly is Turmeric?
Tumeric is commonly called ‘Haridra or Haldi’ and is a perennial plant belonging to the ginger family native to tropical South Asia where it is needs temperatures of up to 20C-30C in order to flourish and survive.
When Turmeric is not used freshly after gathering the plant is dried after being boiled for several hours followed by drying out in extremely hot ovens which turns the gorgeous spice into a deep orange-yellow powder which is then used as a vital ingredient in curries.
Powdered Turmeric is also widely used throughout South Asia and Middle Eastern countries for colouring, dyeing, and many other highly practical uses.
This distinctly earthy and slightly hot peppery spice earned fame for its wide practical uses and was highly prized in Medieveal Europe as ‘Indian Saffron’ because Turmeric was for many an inexpensive alternative to the most expensive spice in the world, Saffron.
The world’s largest producer of Turmeric is the city of Erode known as the “Yellow or Turmeric City” situated in South India in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Apart from being the vital ingredient in all great tasting curries, Turmeric is famous for its use as a wonderful rich clothes dye.
The fascinating perennial plant Turmeric has a generous and wealthy list of practical uses including cosmetic and medicinal,.
When formed into a paste the rich spice is believed by many to improve the skin as an anti-ageing cream and used to improve the condition of the skins tone and tan by using it as a foundation.