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The Wonders of Curcumin and Why You Should Consider Taking It

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The Wonders of Curcumin and Why You Should Consider Taking It

If I were asked what supplement I'd take if I were stranded on a desert island, it would definitely be curcumin. What is Curcumin and How Is It Used? Curcumin is an extract of an ancient medicinal and cooking herb, turmeric, that has been used throughout the middle east and Asia for more than 7000 years. Curcumin is a root, and is a member of the ginger family. It has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine. What makes it unique is that it has a multi-ring structure called a polyphenolic ring; this ring structure allows it to absorb multiple...

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Turmeric, Curcumin, and Your Health

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Turmeric, Curcumin, and Your Health

Spice Name: Turmeric The name of this spice is turmeric (sometimes spelled, tumeric). Scientific Name The scientific name of turmeric is Curcuma longa L. Other Names Turmeric is also known as Indian saffron, haridra, haldi, halada, manjal, pasapu, and arishina.1 What It Is Turmeric comes from a rhizome (an underground stem) of the plant, which it why it is termed a spice, and not an herb (herbs come from the leaves of a plant). Where It Is found Turmeric is cultivated in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of South Asia, and is thought to originate from India. Most of the...

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