A Bit About Turmeric
Originating in India thousands of years ago, turmeric was used as a fabric dye, food, and medicine. However, scientists in the West are just beginning to uncover all of Turmeric’s many health benefits.
Have you ever wondered what causes mustard to be so yellow? The classic ballpark condiment that we call mustard gets its characteristic yellow colour from an ancient spice called Turmeric. Anthropologists speculate that Turmeric originated in India about 4,000 years ago and was probably first cultivated and used as a dye. But since then, each century has uncovered health benefit after health benefit of this peppery, slightly bitter spice.
Health Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric is derived from the root of a perennial plant that grows in the tropical regions and has for thousands of years been a culinary and medicinal staple in the Middle East, India, and Southeast Asia.
Though ancient peoples have revered herb for centuries, it is only in recent decades that modern researchers have become interested in studying the health-giving properties of Turmeric. Preliminary studies showed that Turmeric had antiseptic properties that made it beneficial for treating wounds. Subsequent studies revealed that the anti-inflammatory properties of Turmeric were beneficial to patients suffering from arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and other inflammatory conditions. Today, Turmeric is known for its rich store of antioxidants that can effectively counteract disease-causing free radicals in the human body. Recent animal studies show that Turmeric may be valuable for liver health: and one of the most important discoveries is that there may be a positive connection between Turmeric and cancer. It seems that a compound in Turmeric inhibits the growth of certain types of cancer cells, as well as triggering the destruction of other types of cancer cells.
How to Use Turmeric
The root vegetable from which Turmeric is derived is not commonly found in western supermarkets. It can be sourced and sprinkled into food, but the easiest and most convenient way to reap the potential health benefits of Turmeric is in capsule form as a daily supplement - plus you wont have the strong bitter taste to deal with!
We have derived an easy to take Turmeric capsule made from 100% natural ingredients with black pepper to help boost the absorption of curcumin (the active ingredient in Turmeric). Studies have shown that the addition of black pepper can help absorption by up to a whopping 2000%. What's more, with our capsules you get a precise dose making supplementation really easy! Shop high quality Turmeric today and discover its amazing benefits.