November 10, 2017
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a culinary spice that spans cultures – it is a major ingredient in Indian curries, and makes American mustard yellow. But evidence is accumulating that this brightly colored relative of ginger is a promising disease-preventive agent as well, probably due largely to its anti inflammatory action. It’s a popular herb of Ayurvedic and Chinese traditional medicine, and its therapeutic uses date back thousands of years. According to numerous researches, turmeric root can have a significant positive effect on neurological, cardiovascular, metabolic, immune system, and cellular health. It may even help support your thyroid and promote longevity. The natural compound that gives turmeric its rich golden color is curcumin.