What is Turmeric?
The turmeric that we see on shelves and in spice cabinets is made of the ground roots of the plant. The bright yellow color of processed turmeric has inspired many cultures to use it as a dye. Ground turmeric is also a major ingredient in curry powder. Capsules, teas, powders, and extracts are some turmeric products available commercially.
Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric, and it has powerful biological properties. Ayurvedic medicine, a traditional Indian system of treatment, recommends turmeric for a variety of health conditions. These include chronic pain and inflammation. Western medicine has begun to study turmeric as a pain reliever and healing agent. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- It can relieve pain
- It improves liver function
- It can aid your digestion
- It thins your blood
- It can prevent Kidney Problems
Turmeric, like its cousin ginger, is a rhizome that is, more or less, a root. It’s native to Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent and is most often found in the cuisines of those regions, but it can grow anywhere warm with plenty of rainfall. (bonappetit.com)