Turmeric, also known as curcuma longa, is a powerful golden herb with a peppery flavour that is used in traditional Indian medicine to treat cuts, grazes, infections, liver disease, inflammation and digestive complaints. There are over 300 active ingredients in turmeric which give it antioxidant, anti-microbial, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Studies have now shown that turmeric prevents and treats health issues like depression, arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease.
People all over the world use turmeric to cook with as it adds wonderful flavour and colour to dishes. It is also an excellent way to add protein, antioxidants, Vitamin B3, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc to your meals.
The Australian Organic Directory has a wide list of companies that offer organic turmeric powder, turmeric capsules, drinks with turmeric, turmeric latte home packs among other turmeric products.