Uses & Health Benefits of Organic Turmeric Powder
Turmeric, also known as Curcuma Longa, is a root plant native to India with a variety of uses. Although it is commonly ground into a spice for culinary use, or as a natural food coloring, Turmeric has been used for its medicinal properties for thousands of years.
Turmeric (commonly mispelled tumeric) is loaded with vitamins and minerals and has many benefits for the human body. Turmeric, or its active ingredient Curcumin, is known to have anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-tumor, and antibacterial properties, as well as lowering cholesterol. In fact, Curcumin has been proven to provide similar anti-inflammatory effects as many prescription and over-the-counter drugs without any of the negative side effects or toxicity.
Although there have not yet been extensive clinical trials done to prove just how effective Turmeric is for medical use, it is being considered as a possible remedy for kidney disease, irritable bowel disease, arthritis, Cystic Fibrosis, Alzheimer's disease, and even cancer.
Turmeric is considered an aid in the prevention of certain types of cancers, as well as slowing the spread of cancer cells. There have been studies conducted which link Turmeric use with lower rates of several types of common cancers including breast, liver, prostate, and colon cancer. Curcumin helps destroy mutated cancer cells, and has been proven to slow the spreading of existing tumors, partly by promoting healthy liver function.
As if all of these benefits were not enough, Turmeric is also delicious when added to a variety of foods. In fact, many Indian and Asian dishes you've been enjoying for years probably contain Turmeric as a spice. It is a component of any curry spice, although curry powder has much lower concentrations of Curcumin than pure Turmeric powder. In the near future we'll be providing healthy and tasty recipes which work great with Turmeric.
Last but certainly not least, it is very important to be sure you are using 100% certified organic Turmeric, as it is widely known that cheaper and potentially toxic additives with a similar color may be added to some conventional supplies to increase profits.