Turmeric, the bold yellow-orange spice that adds color to your curry, has been a staple of Indian cuisine for millennia. Long used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, we are now confirming in the laboratory the many health benefits of this member of the ginger family.
Turmeric and one of its components curcumin have anti-inflammatory properties and help relieve the joint pain of arthritis. It packs a wallop of anti-oxidants and helps scavenge the free radicals that lead to oxidative stress and inflammation. And it can help preserve memory and cognitive function. Epidemiologists propose that the reason people in India aged 70-79 […]