Hindu Mommy

August 24, 2006

Next time the kids give you a headache – Eat Indian Curry !

Filed under: India,Parenting — hindumommy @ 10:42 pm

curry1.JPGEating curry may be a better cure for headaches than aspirin, according to research.  

study has found that salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin, occurs naturally in Indian food and that curry could help treat migraines and prevent colon cancers. Spices such as cumin, turmeric and paprika, all of which are used in curries, are particularly rich sources of salicylic acid.

Neither does Indian food cause the side-effects associated with long-term aspirin use, such as internal bleeding and ulcers, the study found.

Sounds yummier and healthier than popping an Excedrin 🙂



  1. Interesting!! I never knew that. I did hear that salicylic acid is also GREAT for the skin. WOW, I neaed to eat more Curry!! 🙂

    Comment by Aurelia — August 24, 2006 @ 11:30 pm | Reply

  2. @Aurelia:

    Next time you need some curry recipes, just let me know 😉

    Comment by hindumommy — August 25, 2006 @ 11:53 pm | Reply

  3. Amazing! And that, too, on ToI!

    Comment by Manisha — August 29, 2006 @ 2:34 pm | Reply

  4. Hello, HinduMommy

    Simran from “Everything Indian” wanted me to send you the link below. She isn’t signed up with wordpress so is unable to leave you a comment.

    Thanks for pointing us to such an interesting study and helpful one at that.

    Comment by lotusreads — August 31, 2006 @ 12:00 pm | Reply

  5. Oops, forgot the link!


    (as you can tell, I’m not html savvy) 🙂

    Comment by lotusreads — August 31, 2006 @ 12:01 pm | Reply

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