Organic Turmeric (200g)
Turmeric is a fragrant spice powder used primarily in South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine. It makes a great addition to any dish needing some extra kick, and is an important ingredient in curry and some types of mustard. Medical research is exploding regarding the numerous health benefits of turmeric.
A natural antiseptic, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory agent, turmeric is used by some to relieve pain, headaches, upset stomachs, and arthritis, and has even been compared to some over-the-counter drugs. However, far more significant are preliminary studies that show that turmeric can help slow the growth of cancer cells and reduce the risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and child leukemia. Turmeric may also help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
Also known as Indian saffron, Turmeric has been used in Indian cuisine for thousands of years and is found in many foods as a food coloring.
What Experts Say
Dr. Oz of the Dr. Oz Show: Turmeric was listed on Dr. Oz’s Top 5 Superfoods for 2010 list:“The brain boosting spice that can help keep you sharp…helps your brain clear out the gunky proteins that can build up and might lead to Alzheimer’s. It also contains a chemical called curcumin, which researches say help us learn so you can lose a few from Alzheimer’s and still stay sharp. It’s no wonder turmeric is called the Spice of Life.”
Dr. Bharat Aggarwal, PhD, professor of cancer research at the University of Texas: “Taking 1 ½ teaspoons of turmeric everyday can lessen inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and asthma.” Aggarwal also states that turmeric could potentially be used to treat depression, fatigue, and diabetes.
Use turmeric powder in a facemask to rejuvenate your skin by mixing the spice into yogurt, honey, or milk. Turmeric has been used in India for years as a beauty product and is believed to help skin conditions from acne to eczema to rosacea. It’s also a great way to rejuvenate skin!