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Turmeric’s responsible for helping make a lot of good stuff happen. So, if you’ve ever wondered, ‘is turmeric good for you’, then you’ll be pleased to hear that it is. In so many ways.
For more on why turmeric is good for you, keep reading. But before we start focusing on the many reasons why it’s so great – and there really are many – let’s just spend a minute or two quickly explaining what it is.
It’s a brightly coloured spice (think deep orange) that comes from the turmeric plant.1
Interestingly, the turmeric plant is related to ginger and originates from India and other parts of Asia and Central America.2
Using turmeric dates all the way back to 4,000 years ago in India.3
Historically, it’s mainly been used in Ayurvedic medicine, primarily in South Asia, for many conditions, including breathing problems, rheumatism, serious pain and fatigue.
Turmeric is perhaps best known for being used as a major ingredient in curry powder, giving it its vibrant colour.
It’s the curcuminoids, AKA curcumins, that give turmeric its striking colour, so much so, that they’re often used to colour food and cosmetics.4
Like most spices, turmeric goes by more than one name - turmeric root and Indian saffron.
However, it’s not to be confused with the Javanese turmeric root either which, despite the reference to turmeric, is something else totally different.5
As we said at the very beginning, this brightly coloured spice can do lots of good for our bodies. For a start:
The curcumins in turmeric have potent anti-inflammatory powers, so much so, that they can help improve the symptoms of arthritis.6
As well as having anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is also said to have antioxidant properties, making it effective for skin conditions, such as acne and psoriasis.9
You may not have put the two together until now, but turmeric can also help with acid reflux and gastrointestinal problems too.
It’s believed that curcumin can potentially help ease depression and enable antidepressants to work better.16
Still intrigued about turmeric? We’re not surprised, there’s a whole lot more to this spice than giving curry powder its distinctive colour! For more background information about turmeric, have a read of this article, ‘Turmeric: overview, benefits, dosage, side-effects’
In the meantime, if you’re planning to incorporate turmeric into your life some more, than take a look at our range of turmeric products.
Just as turmeric does a lot more than you think it might, it’s also available in so many different options too – as juices, oral sprays, shampoo, conditioner, serums, tea, powder, capsules, clay masks, soap, face wash, as an essential oil, and many more.
Last updated: 10 June 2021