Turmeric (Turr-murr-ick), noun
Origin: India, and Southeast Asia
Curcuma longa (perennial member of the Zingiberaceae family)
Turmeric is a very close cousin to ginger and is well recognized for adding colour and flavor to curries and Indian dishes. It has been used for centuries for its natural healing properties as it is among the most antioxidant-rich, anti-inflammatory and immune enhancing herbs available. Turmeric is used in both Ayurveda and Chinese medicine as a remedy for jaundice and liver and gallbladder disorders. As it is it such a powerful antioxidant it is an effective treatment for arthritis, osteoarthritis and other anti-inflammatory conditions. Curcumin (one of turmeric major constituents) is proving to be a powerful agent against several types of cancers that impact the lives of those suffering from breast, colon, prostate and skin cancer. Turmeric helps to lower blood cholesterol levels and is a natural anticoagulant to help prevent blood clots. It is an excellent digestive aid as it helps to stabilize the digestive system's micro-flora, inhibiting yeast growth.
Increases the Antioxidant Capacity in the Body
Boost Brain Function and Lowers Risk of Brain Disease
Helps Lower the Risk of Heart Disease
Help Prevent and Even Cure Cancer
Preventing and Reducing Alzheimer’s Disease
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