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Scientific Name: Curcuma longa
AKA:Jiang Huang, Haldi
Active Compounds:curcumin, resin, volatile oil, bitter principles
Background: Turmeric is a spicy herb that is commonly used in Indian cuisine. However, recent research has shown how much more important turmeric is than just a delicious flavoring. Eastern research has shown that it has many uses including calming inflammation and killing bacteria. In addition it may be an herb that can be used to prevent cancer. Once you know all that turmeric can do for the body, you'll be sure to treasure it in your collection of herbal medicines.
Turmeric is primarily used to improve the function of the digestive system.
Digestive: Turmeric can be used to improve digestion. It helps to reduce problems with excess stomach acid and it protects the stomach lining by stimulating mucus production.
Rheumatism: Turmeric can reduce the inflammation in joints to treat arthritis and rheumatism.
Skin: Turmeric can be used to treat fungal infections, eczema and psoriasis of the skin.
Heart health: Turmeric can be used to thin the blood and lower cholesterol.
NOTE: The information contained within this web site is for educational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for seeking the advice of a qualified physician and/or naturopathic doctor, and the information given within is not meant to replace modern medicines or established medical treatments without the proper guidance of a qualified health practitioner. It is only meant for educational purposes. We make no claims as to the ability of plants and their derivitives to cure you or treat you of any ailment known to man. Before using any plants and their derivitives you should seek the advice and training of a qualified professional and your personal physician. DO seek guidance if you do not know how to use these plants and their derivitives properly.
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