Also known as Indian Saffron
$1.87 per Ounce
History:Turmeric was traditionally called Indian saffron because of its deep yellow-orange color and has been used throughout history as a textile dye. Turmeric has a peppery, warm, and bitter flavor and a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger. The root is best known as one of the ingredients used to make curry. However, Turmeric also has great medicinal uses as well and has been used for a long time as a powerful anti-inflammatory in Southern Asia.
Modern Uses: The Commission E approved turmeric root for dyspeptic conditions.
The German Standard License indicates the use of turmeric tea infusion as a stomach and intestine remedy for the treatment of digestive complaints, especially functional disturbances of the gall system. In both Ayurvedic and Unani medicine it is used as a stomachic and tonic. The Pharmacopoeia of the People's Republic of China indicates its use for treatment of pricking pain in the chest and hypochondrium (abdominal pain), mass formation in the abdomen, and amenorrhea (to stimulate menstrual discharge and relieve pain), among other conditions.
Active Ingredients: curcumin, volatile oil including turmerone and zingiberene.
Actions: anti inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, choleretic,