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TurmericCURCUMA LONGA

Indigenous to Southeastern and Eastern Asia, this perennial member of the Zingiberaceae family has been used for thousands of years as a traditional medicine, coloring agent and spice. Currently India accounts for much of its cultivation. It is known as Shati in Sanskrit. Reports of its use as a medicine go as far back as 600 BC in Assyrian herbal accounts and can also be traced to Greek writings from Dioscorides. It has been used to support healthy digestion, promote cardiovascular health, and support the immune system as well as used topically and in the eyes in Ayurvedic medicine. In Western herbal medicine Turmeric is used as an aromatic bitter and for supporting healthy liver function.

What is Turmeric Used For?

Most of the clinical research has been conducted in-vitro and primarily on animal cells using the isolated constituents. Turmeric extracts have shown considerable pharmacological activity, but the exact modes of its actions are not yet fully understood. Most researchers agree that the basic mechanism of action within Turmeric is its potent antioxidant action. Curcuminoids seem to scavenge for damaging particles in the body known as "free-radicals".

Highlights

Traditional Health Benefits of Turmeric

Brain & Cognitive Support
Brain & Cognitive Support
Foundational Support
Foundational Support
Immune Support
Immune Support
Liver & Cleanse Support
Liver & Cleanse Support
Beauty & Radiance Support
Beauty & Radiance Support
Digestive Support
Digestive Support

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