I love finding new spices and herbs for health. Turmeric is for sure on the top of my “amazing spices” list.
If you aren’t familiar with turmeric then you will soon have it on the top of your list as well. It’s an amazing tool to health – I mean just check out these 10 health benefits of turmeric:
Turmeric, a cousin to ginger, is a well known spice. It is a staple in India and Indian cuisine, where over 90% of the world’s turmeric originates. The turmeric plant contains many healthy compounds, however the compound most studied for its health benefits is curcumin. Curcumin, which gives turmeric its golden color, is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Dr. Bharat Aggarwal, perhaps the world’s foremost expert on turmeric, discovered curcumin and its many health benefits, particularly its effectiveness against cancer. He oversees, conducts and analyzes studies at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas. According to Aggarwal, “no cancer has been found, to my knowledge, which is not affected by curcumin.”
See what I mean? Amazing!