Turmeric is a perennial herbaceous plant of the ginger family native to the tropical regions of southern Asia.

Turmeric: Latin name: (Genus) Curcuma; (Species) C. longa.

In Ayurvedic and traditional medicine Turmeric has long been used as a natural anti-inflammatory and pain reliever, as well as a digestive aid and remedy for various gastrointestinal discomforts, including irritable bowel syndrome.

Rich in antioxidants and iron, Turmeric is currently being tested for its possible benefits in the treatment of certain cancers, Alzheimer’s, heart disease and arthritis. Thus far, tests for all these diseases are promising but inconclusive.

Herbalists today recommend Turmeric as a natural painkiller (hence its possible usefulness in combating arthritis), as an antiseptic and antibacterial agent, as well as a natural liver detoxifier.

External use of Turmeric as an antiseptic agent in skin creams to treat cuts, grazes, burns and other skin irritations is also indicated.

For further information on the medicinal properties and benefits of Turmeric we suggest you consult a qualified nutritional, herbal or medical practitioner.