Turmeric and AYURVEDA

Curry is abundant in Indian cooking. Curry is actually a blend of herbs,Turmeric and the herb that gives curry powder its yellow color is turmeric. Ayurvedic physicians have used as turmeric in healing compounds for centuries, and western medicine is just starting to catch on to its many benefits now. The January issue of “Cancer Research” published a study which shows that turmeric, and its active ingredient, curcumin, may have the ability to treat and even prevent prostate cancer when combined with a certain group of vegetables like broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, cauliflower or cabbage. Interesting to note that while prostate cancer is a definite concern for American men, it barely affects Indian men.

If you’re interested in making your own curry blend, experiment to see how spicy you like it. Red pepper, black pepper, mustard seed and chili flakes are optional. I like a very mild curry, so this is a combination that works for me. Mix together:
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 teaspoons ground turmeric

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