Turmeric – A Spice for Health

Turmeric, what is it? Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is a rhizomatous (underground plant which sends out roots/shoots from its nodes), herbaceous (herb like) perennial (long lasting) plant that, is part of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae). The chief constituents of Turmeric are curcumin, curcuminoids (curcumin II & III, cyclocurcumin) and essential oils. The active ingredient in Turmeric…

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