Turmeric rhizome, powder and capsules

What is Turmeric and How to use it?

Turmeric is an ancient root and widely used tropical herb in the ginger family. Turmeric, the golden colored strongly flavored spice. Turmeric is a spice made from grinding the roots of the Curcuma longa plant, also called curcumin. It’s is used both in food and medicine.

Turmeric is thought to be an anti-inflammatory, as well as an antioxidant. Turmeric is a prime ingredient in curry powder and figures heavily in Asian cuisines. Because it imparts a vivid yellow color to the food it is cooked with, it is often used to color as well as flavor condiments, rice dishes and sauces.

what is turmeric and how to use it

It’s rich in lots of nutrients like vitamin C, K, E, potassium, calcium, iron and copper, which empowers it to curb a range of diseases such as liver problem, arthritis, heartburn, Alzheimer’s disease, kidney problem, lung infections, and other injuries.

In recent years’ turmeric has attracted quite a bit of interest for its natural healing properties, but it has actually been used medicinally for over 4,500 years.

In Indian culture, the importance of turmeric goes far beyond medicine. The Hindu religion sees turmeric as auspicious and sacred. There is a wedding day tradition in which a string, dyed yellow with turmeric paste, is tied around the bride’s neck by her groom. This necklace, known as a mangala sutra, indicates that the woman is married and capable of running a household.

what is turmeric

The vibrant yellow natural coloring of turmeric has also been used to dye clothing and thread for centuries.

You can buy fresh turmeric in Chinese and Indian supermarkets. It’s widely available in a dried powder form in supermarkets. Turmeric also available in supplements at chemists and health food shops.

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