, – Although both are included in herbal plants, turmeric and ginger are not the same. Both of these plants have their respective benefits for health. So what are the differences in content and benefits?
Turmeric is a herbal plant that has many health benefits. This plant, which is often used as a kitchen spice, has in fact been used to treat health problems for centuries.
Turmeric or Curcuma longa contains a chemical compound called curcumin. This yellow dye is thought to be able to help the healing process in the body. For example, to help overcome menstrual problems. Taking turmeric supplements can relieve pain due to menstruation.
We can see this from various kinds of advertisements for drinks containing Curcuma longa, and are claimed to be able to overcome the pain. Even so, further research is still needed to prove this.
Often used to cook, what are the benefits of turmeric for health?
Well, turmeric is different from ginger. Of the many traditional ingredients in Indonesia, ginger is one that has been tested scientifically. In fact, this plant is often compared to Korean ginseng. Temulawak or Curcuma xanthorrhiza roxb has various benefits for the body. Starting from maintaining liver function, increasing appetite, to reducing fat in the blood.
Turmeric, from Menstruation to Skin Rashes
You could say turmeric is not just a spice, but also a natural herb to treat various types of ailments.
Well, here are some of the benefits of curcuma longa that are thought to help overcome various health problems.
Menstrual Problems. According to several studies, intake of turmeric supplements can relieve pain due to menstruation. We can see this from various kinds of advertisements for drinks containing curcuma longa, and are claimed to be able to overcome the pain. Even so, further research is still needed to prove this.
Itchy Skin. Curcuma longa is also believed to be able to treat itchy skin due to chronic kidney disease. The ingredients combine products containing curcumin and black pepper extract or long pepper .
Osteoarthritis. This herbal plant is also thought to reduce pain in people with osteoarthritis, a condition that causes joints to become painful, stiff, and lose flexibility. A study says, the performance of curcuma longa is comparable to ibuprofen in overcoming this joint disease.
Skin Rash. The chemical element of turmeric is also believed to be able to treat skin irritation conditions due to lichen planus (inflammation that occurs in the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes).
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Ginger Not Lose Okay
According to information from the Food and Drug Administration (BPOM RI), of the approximately 900 traditional medicinal products registered in our country, most of them contain ginger. Interesting right? Well, here are some of the benefits of ginger for health:
1. Overcoming Digestive System Problems
The benefits of ginger can stimulate the production of bile in the gall bladder. Well, this is what can help digestion and metabolism of food in the body. Not only that, this herbal plant can also treat flatulence, increase appetite, and help digestion that is not smooth.
According to a study published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , experts in the study asked someone with intestinal inflammation to consume ginger every day. Then, how did it go? Well, it turns out that they experienced a faster healing process than other groups who did not consume ginger.
2. Maintain a Healthy Liver
This native Indonesian herbal plant contains essential oils, curcumin, camphor, glycosides, phellandrene, turmerol, myrcene, xanthorizol, isofuranogermacreene, p-tolyletycarbinol and starch. According to experts from the Hepatology Division, Department of Internal Medicine FKUI / RSCM, the compounds in ginger can indeed provide protection for the liver. Therefore, ginger is good for consumption to maintain health and prevent disease.
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3. Overcoming Osteoarthritis
Apart from being good for the digestive system, other curcuma benefits can also help in overcoming osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is an inflammation of the joints. The joints that suffer from this disease will feel sore and stiff.
The benefits of ginger related to osteoarthritis have also been published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. In the journal it is said, the effect of ginger is almost the same as the effect of ibuprofen (a painkiller) given to people with osteoarthritis.
However, temulawak is not suitable for curing liver diseases, such as hepatitis. Because hepatitis is caused by a virus, the virus must be treated. In other words, here the function of ginger is only to provide protection for these organs.
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