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Turmeric: How This Spice Can Potentially Improve Your Health

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  • Turmeric has a long history of medicinal use in Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. Evidence has linked turmeric to the healing of wounds, liver disorders, skin diseases, sprains and swelling, and respiratory or gastrointestinal problems
  • Learn more about turmeric and see how you can reap these benefits and how this spice can help improve your health and well-being

Most people are familiar with turmeric (scientific name: Curcuma longa) as a yellow spice that's used in Indian cuisine, and has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor. Traditionally called "Indian saffron," turmeric comes from a rhizome with rough brown skin, dull orange flesh and an earthy scent said to be more pungent than ginger. However, there's more to this vibrant spice than meets the eye.


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