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Turmeric, the golden spice of life is one of most essential and beneficial spices used in culinary all over the world. It is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant and is commonly used in Asian especially Indian food. It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders, mustards, butters and cheeses. The root of the turmeric is used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both Chinese and Indian systems of medicine. It contains a yellow-colored chemical called curcumin, which is often used to color foods and cosmetics.

This yellow spice with its strong flavor is obtained from the dried grounded underground stem, rhizome. The rhizome of the turmeric is a yellowish orange tuberous juicy stem. The outer part of the rhizome is covered with a segmented yellowish brown color. It is also loaded with many healthy nutrients such as dietary fiber, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, potassium, copper, magnesium and zinc. Turmeric is useful as an external antibiotic in preventing bacterial infection in wounds. Turmeric decreases congestion and inflammation from stagnant mucous Membranes. Turmeric is also beneficial for healthy liver.

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Ashwagandha, Ginkgo Biloba, Goji Berry, Ginger, Cannabis, Guarana, Echinacea

Alternate Name

Curcuma longa L,Haldi,Curcuma, Curcuma domestica, Curcumae longa, Curcumae Longae Rhizoma, Curcumin, Curcumine, Curcuminoid, Curcuminoïde, Curcuminoïdes, Curcuminoids, Halada, Haridra, Indian Saffron, Nisha, Pian Jiang Huang, Racine de Curcuma, Radix Curcuma


  • Is Turmeric safe for long term use?  
    Turmeric is safe for both long and short term use. However still medicines prepared from turmeric need to be taken in prescribed quantity only  
  • Are there any side effects of Turmeric?  
    Turmeric is believed to be used from thousand of years and no side effect is known yet  
  • Which part of turmeric is used for culinary purpose?  
    The rhizome or root of turmeric plant is used to make turmeric spice.  

Benefitting Actions


Chronic inflammation can be a source of much discomfort and pain and lead to the onset of inflammatory diseases. Reducing inflammation Herbs like ginger, cinnamon, cayenne, garlic, black pepper, clove and turmeric possess anti-inflammatory properties which provide relief from inflammatory pain.


Antioxidants are man-made or natural substances that may prevent or delay cell damage. Antioxidants do this by slowing or preventing the effect of chemicals called free radicals which cause cell damage. Free radicals are formed naturally in the body or by environmental factors and are a result of oxygen metabolism.

Immunity builder

A strong body requires a strong immune system. Herbs with immunity builder properties help the body fight against infections and strengthen the tissues of the body against the attack of foreign microorganisms. Consuming immune boosting foods that provide a range of nutrients and antioxidants can help in building immunity.

Bone growth

Bone growth needs minerals like calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc; vitamins like vitamin C, D and K; energy; and amino acids.  In older adults, bone loss is common. Hormones also affect bone growth and loss. Bones provide support, help in movement, protect organs, store nutrients and produce blood cells.


Bacteria are microbial organisms that can have a harmful, beneficial or benign effect. Antibiotics or antibacterials, are antimicrobial agents used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections. They either kill bacteria or keep them from reproducing. Overuse of antibiotic drugs has allowed bacteria to develop resistance.

Health Condition

Common Cold

Common cold is caused by a virus called rhinovirus that affects the nose. It can also involve the sinuses, bronchial tubes and ears. The common symptoms of a cold are runny nose, sore throat, hoarseness, feverishness and chilliness. A mild cold resolves in a day or two while a severe cold may take up to 2 weeks.

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