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Turmeric is the pungent, pumpkin colored spice that gives curry its distinctive color and taste. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric that has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. (Click the picture to read more.)

Ever wondered what gives curries their brilliant yellow color? It’s turmeric! This spice has been consumed for thousands of years and has been used medicinally to treat all sorts of health issues.  The main therapeutic properties are found in a specific component of turmeric called curcumin. It is the part that gives turmeric that striking yellow color.(...)

from Curious About Health

Turmeric Tea Recipe

Turmeric Tea with Black Pepper Recipe. Combining Turmeric with Black Pepper helps your body absorb a thousand times more curcumin, which is the active ingredient in turmeric.


Two Uses For Turmeric In The Fall

Two Uses For Turmeric In The Fall // Turmeric Elixir for when you're sick and Turmeric Lotion to fight acne and even out skin tone.

from mindbodygreen

The 7 Best Spices For Healing

Turmeric This delicious spice contains a phytochemical called curcumin which may decrease inflammation and promote liver detoxification. Use turmeric in curries, stir-fries, or add to smoothies.

Is Curcumin Found In Turmeric A Universal Treatment For Cancer? |

In fact, did you know that turmeric is one of the highest antioxidant spices that also exhibits brain-protecting effects? In India, where curry containing turmeric and other spices is eaten daily, rates of Alzheimers disease is among the lowest in the world, proving some of the brain-protecting effects of turmeric.

Tumeric is part of the ginger family. Photo: Turmeric by Steven Jackson Photography, via Flickr found on


21 Anti-Aging Foods

curcumin may have cancer destroying properties. A reason to eat more Indian food! Guess what my beautiful Macleod family? Our home will now be filled with curry, turmeric & cur cumin smells. Whatever works!

from The Iron You

The Importance Of Adding Curcumin To Your Diet

Adding curcumin based spices such as turmeric to your diet is one of the healthiest thing you can do!