Name (common): Turmeric

Botanical name: Curcuma longa

Synonyms: Curcumin, curcuma, Indian saffron

 

General description:

Turmeric is a herb commonly used in cooking, most notably it is the herb that gives curries their rich yellow colour.

 

Functions and general science:

The pigment that gives turmeric it’s vibrant yellow colour is called curcumin. Curcumin is also the main active component in turmeric for which a wide range of benefits are associated with, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. 

 

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Disclaimer:

The information provided in reference to this ingredient is general in nature and provided as information only. Any product specific therapeutic claims for this ingredient are linked to specific dosage requirements based on evidence of traditional or scientific nature.