Ksour unit is traditional drink or herbal medicine formulated from two different kinds of spices, namely turmeric and tamarind. In Indonesia, these two spices can not only be used as cooking spices, but also processed into drinks that are known to be efficacious for health.
Turmeric is commonly used as an ingredient in dishes, such as curries and soups. But who would have thought, besides being able to be processed into food, this yellow-orange spice can also be used as medicine.
This is the Efficacy of Turmeric awesome
The following are some of the health benefits of turmeric:
1. Fights infection
Turmeric contains substances that can fight fungi, parasites, and bacteria. This advantage makes turmeric an antiseptic which can prevent wounds from getting infected.
But unfortunately, to treat wounds or burns, not sour turmeric drink is used, but turmeric that has been made into a paste or porridge to be applied to the wound.
2. Protects the intestines and stomach
Turmeric is also believed to be good for maintaining the health of the digestive organs. Turmeric, which contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, has been shown to relieve indigestion and protect the liver. Furthermore, this spice can help treat and prevent stomach ulcers. In addition, other benefits that can be obtained from turmeric for stomach acid also need to be considered.
3.Has an effectcancer
The active substance in turmeric, namely curcumin, has the benefit of preventing the development of tumors and cancer cells, especially colon cancer. However, this effect has only been seen in animal studies in the laboratory, while the effects of turmeric as a cancer treatment in humans have not been studied clinically.
Therefore, you need to consult a doctor before using turmeric as a medicine.
4. Relieve inflammation
Turmeric has an anti-inflammatory effect thanks to its curcumin content. This effect can reduce inflammation and pain caused by certain diseases, such as arthritis and autoimmune diseases.
However, the effectiveness and side effects of using turmeric as a medicine to treat inflammatory diseases still need to be investigated.
5. Reduce cholesterol
Several studies have shown that people who regularly take turmeric or curcumin supplements have reduced levels of bad cholesterol (LDL). It is good for preventing heart disease and helps reduce cholesterol levels in people who have high cholesterol.
6. Menprevent age-related diseases
In the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease, there is an abnormal development of a protein called beta-amyloid. A study has proven that curcumin can prevent the growth of these proteins, when taken with vitamin D.
But unfortunately, curcumin is considered unable to cure the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease if a person is already suffering from this disease.
Then what about Efficacy of Tamarind?
Tamarind has a Latin name Tamarindus Indica. Just like turmeric, tamarind can not only be processed for cooking, but also can be used as medicine. Tamarind which is processed into a traditional drink is believed to be able to treat diarrhea, constipation, fever, and stomach ulcers.
In addition, the polyphenols contained in tamarind have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can protect the body from heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Tamarind extract is also believed to be able to lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Seeing the many benefits of turmeric and tamarind, there is nothing wrong if you consume sour turmeric that has been formulated as this traditional drink.
Because of its fresh taste, this drink is quite popular and loved by many people. Although healthy, you are not recommended to consume it in excess.
If you are undergoing certain medications and want to consume sour turmeric, or if you have certain diseases and want to use sour turmeric as an alternative medicine, you should first consult with your doctor.