Meet the golden spice which used in some of our blends!
Turmeric is the underground stem (or rhizome) of the plant Curcuma longa of the ginger family.
Fresh turmeric rhizomes look very much like ginger with a hint of orange on the skin. Upon slicing, it becomes apparent why turmeric is called the Golden Spice or Indian Saffron. A fiery, almost fluorescent orange, fresh turmeric has an earthy, peppery and vibrant aroma and flavor. Most turmeric, however, is consumed in powdered form, in which it also has a slightly bitter and mustard-like smell.
Ancient medical systems like Ayurveda in India and Traditional Chinese Medicine began using turmeric as medicine about 4000 years ago. It has a plethora of claimed health benefits including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, choleretic (promoting bile production by the liver), antimicrobial and carminative (preventing formation of and easing discomfort from abdominal gas) effects. Traditionally therefore, it’s been used for digestive distress, jaundice, menstrual problems, heart disease, colic, gallbladder ailments, arthritis, conjunctivitis, skin cancer, small pox, chicken pox, wound healing, urinary tract infections, liver problems, respiratory conditions, anorexia and diabetic wounds. The list is long! Modern science is frantically trying to understand why this miracle spice has dominated the traditional medicine cabinet for centuries.
We use Turmeric in the below blends