Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family and grows wild in Asia. It has been used widely in India as a dye (colouring agent), in cooking and is a major part of Ayurvedic medicine.
Curcumin is a powerful bioactive compound of turmeric, which is highly revered for it's potent antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties. Some expert nutritionists believe that curcumin may also improve the symptoms of arthritis & Depression too!
Clinical trials have shown that turmeric has some role in treatment of a number of conditions including some cancers, diabetes and pancreatitis. The most recent publication on the positive effects of turmeric suggest that it may help to reduce pain in those suffereing with osteoarthritis, and furthermore suggests it to be as effective as many pharmaceutical drugs but without the undesirable side effects.
Here at Natures Healthbox, we actually sell turmeric in a wide variety of different forms. From turmeric tablets to spray's, turmeric capsules, tonic's and powders, you can be sure to find the right turmeric product below to meet your specific needs.
Contrary to disbelief but turmeric goes way beyond satisfying our appetite for a curry you know. Other than the aforementioned benefits above, turmeric is thought to protect the liver from harmful toxins, improve Joint Health & Inflammation conditions, and is now even being considered as a potential natural aid from sufferers of IBS ( Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
If you are a constantly 'on-the-go' type of person, you may wish to try supplementing turmeric by way of tablets or capsules, however if you have a little more time on your hands then pour yourself a delicious cup of turmeric Tea or try adding turmeric powder into curries, salads or smoothies.