Meet Turmeric, a spice with vibrant flavor and brilliant color. Turmeric is also loaded with health benefits!
Turmeric, a cousin to ginger, is a well known spice. It is a staple in India and Indian cuisine, where over 90% of the worlds 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 worlds 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.
Dr. Aggarwals book, Healing Spices, is a must read for the most current research not only on turmeric but the healing power of 50 different spices.
What distinguishes curcumin is its ability to reduce inflammation. The list of diseases that …