Turmeric

Turmeric root and powder.

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a relative of ginger, which has been used since ancient times as a spice, medicine and dye. Turmeric contains high levels of phenolic curcuminoids such as the bright yellow curcumin, which has low bio-availability that is greatly enhanced by the addition of substances such as piperine from black pepper. Turmeric has powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, hepato-protective, anti-carcinogenic, anti-anxiety, mood-enhancing, and anti-microbial activity that includes anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-protozoal activity and positively affects the gut microbiome[39]. These activities make turmeric effective in treating arthritis and inflammatory conditions, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, skin conditions, and digestive and neurological disorders [40].

References

Hewlings, S.J. and D.S. Kalman, Curcumin: A Review of Its’ Effects on Human Health. Foods, 2017. 6(10).

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