Turmeric Root Powder

Botanical Name: Curcuma longa
Plant Part Used: Root
Processing Method: Drying, Grinding

Turmeric powder is an orangish-yellow and yellowish powder. Besides being used in Asian kitchens for flavoring, it has various health benefits. It contains a bioactive constituent called curcumin that contains powerful antioxidants. Also, it imparts a beautiful yellowish color to cosmetics and foods. Turmeric has been in use for thousands of years in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicines. It is rich in curcumin and can help fight inflammation and maintain blood sugar levels. The element curcumin found in turmeric can help fight a variety of viruses, like herpes and flu.

Family: Zingiberaceae     Genus: Curcuma     Species: C. longa

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