Turmeric comes in both fresh root and also powdered form and is most most known for its bright yellow colour. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae (ginger) family and is used mostly around Asia for its medicinal properties as well as adding colour and flavour to many dishes such as curries and dahls.
“Turmeric is hailed for helping a host of conditions: high cholesterol, hay fever, depression, gingivitis, premenstrual syndrome and even hangovers. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is believed to act as an antiviral, antibacterial and antiparasitic, and has long been used to help with diabetes, pain, rheumatism, osteoarthritis, memory and skin conditions like eczema”.Dawn MacKeen, The New York Times, 2019
The active ingredients in Turmeric is Curcumin. This is essential for the init-inflamaorty and antioxidant properties turmeric provides.
Ways you can incorporate turmeric in your diet: