The yellow tuber is known to be anti-inflammatory and has been proven to help with stomach problems. In many Asian countries it is considered “the spice of life” and is part of the daily diet. We will explain why it is worth integrating this popular medicinal plant into your diet and what role black pepper plays in this.
What is turmeric?
Turmeric is mainly available in powder form and can be found in the spice section of all supermarkets or in regional spice shops. This tuber has been revered for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine and is primarily known for its bright yellow colour. It is one of the most famous spices in Asian cuisine and gives dried and powdered items, such as curry, its typical yellow colour. Nowadays, you can also find fresh turmeric in certain organic shops or at the market and the tuber can also be used fresh.
The healing effects of turmeric
In Switzerland, turmeric is known primarily as a spice. In Chinese and Indian medicine, however, the tuber is an important medicinal product which is used frequently and with great pleasure.The most important ingredient of turmeric is curcumin. This valuable ingredient is both beneficial to health and anti-inflammatory. As a result, the oil of the medicinal plant is particularly valuable and extremely helpful for various complaints and injuries.
For example, turmeric helps with stomach problems and is beneficial for digestion. This is because curcumin stimulates the liver to produce more bile and stomach acid. This makes food fats easier to digest and prevents the unpleasant bloated feeling.
Turmeric and black pepper
If turmeric is used in your next dish, you should also add some black pepper. Just a pinch of it increases the absorption in your body by 20 times. The piperine contained in the pepper ensures that both the absorption increases and the active ingredient can unfold better in the body.
It is best to try it yourself and experience the positive effects of the yellow tuber. For a healthy start to the day!