Turmeric is known for its vibrant color and distinct flavor.
Turmeric is highly regarded as a spice, known for giving foods wonderful flavor and color. But the turmeric root is much more than a simple flavoring agent; this kitchen staple is gaining recognition as a powerful plant medicine and natural preventive.
Believe it or not but pain can actually be a friend. It tells us something is wrong and that we should avoid it, like getting too close to the bonfire and hurting ourselves. It tells us to be careful when slicing vegetables, because we can hurt our fingers if we don’t watch out.
Dr. Weil, 2016
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a culinary spice that spans cultures - it is a major ingredient in Indian curries, and makes American mustard yellow. But evidence is accumulating that this brightly colored relative of ginger is a promising disease-preventive agent as well, probably due largely to its anti-inflammatory action.
Yelena Sukhoterina, Posted on December 11, 2015
Golden paste is a turmeric-based paste that taken orally provides health benefits to humans as well as animals (dogs and horses).
Melissa Breyer, March 19, 2013
Along with its anti-inflammatory benefits, this antioxidant-rich staple from the spice rack can be used for everything from dying Easter eggs to whitening teeth.
By Joshua Corn, 2015
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The rhizome (commonly called a root) looks a lot like ginger root with its brown peel, but it is bright orange to yellow inside. You can cut it up, grate it, juice it, crush it through a garlic press, and add it to almost anything (smoothies, beans, lentils, quinoa, meat, etc.)