The Healing Power of Turmeric

Turmeric: related to ginger, turmeric is a herbaceous plant with edible roots that is commonly used in curry, and to add yellow color to foods (like mustard).

Nutrients: an excellent source of manganese and iron, and a good source of vitamin B6, copper, potassium, and fiber.

Healing properties: known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, the curcumin in turmeric has been shown in studies (mostly animal) to be an effective treatment for inflammatory bowel diseases, arthritis, several types of cancer, Alzheimer Disease, and improves liver and cardiovascular function.

Consuming turmeric: Use the spice to flavor curry dishes, veggies, and savory dips. If you like the flavor, sprinkle it on anything you like! Or you can go the supplement route. Try Gaia Turmeric Supreme, which also contains black pepper extract to help with absorption of the curcumin.

Turmeric 2Nature’s Way Turmeric, another good supplement option.


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