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Definition of Cura

Cura is the action and result of applying remedies or advice to alleviate or extinguish an illness (or injury).
Examples of “Cura”: the cure of a burn, the cure of a fever, etc.

But in Mexico, “Cura” is something that provokes laughter and in the Dominican Republic it means “mockery”.


  1. Remedy, advice
  2. Carefulness
  3. Diligence
  4. Priest


The word Cura in its etymology comes from the Latin cura and means care, solicitude, care for others.

On the other hand, “Cura” is used as a synonym of “Priest”. The Priest in charge of the Roman Catholic Church, or Cura, is a person who dedicates his life to the direction of religious rites and the spiritual care of the parishioners.

Considering the etymology of the word in question, the Curate or Priest has the mission to cure the souls of the faithful, in the name of God.

Likewise, the word Cura refers to psychological, spiritual and/or alternative medicines and/or treatments (or other curative methods), all of which have the purpose of restoring the health of the sick organism.

Now, in gastronomy, Cura is known as the method of preserving fish and meat, which consists of adding a combination of sugar, salt, nitrate (in addition to spices, vinegar, colorings, softeners, among others, if desired) in order to preserve and improve the aroma, consistency and flavor of such foods.


The word Cura is used in almost all of South America. In indigenous language Cura has its origin in the Quechua word kuraka or kuraq, which was used in the Inca empire to designate the head of a community.

There are differences between a Priest and a Cura. A Sacerdote does not necessarily have to be Catholic, while Cura applies only to the Catholic religion.