Curry as I mentioned is made up of different spices such as Tumeric, Coriander, Cardamon, Cumin, Sweet basil and Red pepper and depending on the curry some of them also have fennel seeds, ginger, garlic and mustard seeds. There has been a lot of talk on the benefits of cooking with curry which I am going to elaborate on but I also wanted to write about the side effects as well and that way it can determine if you want to try this wonderful mixture of spices.
Here are the health benefits
1) Prevention of Cancer
There have been some recent studies on the spice Tumeric and that by increasing the intake of this spice can help to stimulate anti-cancer activity in human saliva
2) Alzheimer’s Disease
The spice Curcumin which is the organic component of Tumeric and is one of the spice components of curry powder is responsible for a reduction in the plaque that free radicals deposit in the neural pathway of the brain. Curcumin apparently stimulates the immune system that eliminates the amino acids that make up the plaque.
3) Pain and inflammation
By consuming Tumeric for pain and inflammation it helps to decrease joint and inflammation. Tumeric have been shown to be comparable to the drug Ibuprofen
4) Heart Disease
The two spices Cardamon and Sweet Basil is responsible for helping heart conditions because it assists the proteins in the body that is responsible for reducing tension in the blood vessels which then can help to reduce conditions such as Atherosclerosis, Heart attacks and stroke
5) Bone health
Tumeric is used and has been shown to increase speed of bone regrowth, connectivity and repair but has to be in addition to healthy eating.
Just as there are great benefits, there are also a couple of side effects such as in consuming turmeric there is a chance of increased risk of bleeding because Tumeric slows down blood clotting, so if already taking medications that inhibit blood clotting than you should not eat curry. Also if you are undergoing surgery you should not be consuming curry because of the increased risk of bleeding.
If you have the condition Gastroesophageal Reflux then you should not be consuming curry because it can cause nausea, diarrhea, and dizziness. This is also if you have digestive issues.
Just like anything, if you take any medications or have any medical issues please consult your physician because consuming curry.
Here is a curry recipe link enjoy and as well some reference links