TURMERIC ROOT, c/s
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Botanical Name: Curcuma longa
Production: Turmeric fingers are dried and cut.
Qualities: Also known as Indian saffron, or the "Spice of Life", turmeric is the rhizome of an herbaceous perennial plant native to India, and in the same family as ginger. Turmeric is considered a powerful antioxidant due to its curcumin content and its long list of health attributes including anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anticancer, neuroprotective, immune balancing, and detoxifying properties. In Ayurvedic medicine it is also used topically to treat skin problems and infection and to relieve joint pain. Although curcumin can also be found in extract form, the advantage of turmeric as a whole herb is that it stays in the digestive tract longer, releasing curcumin along with other beneficial substances over more time, instead of passing through the system unnoticed by the body.
Common Use: Turmeric, c/s (cut and sifted) is an amazing base for teas, chai, and golden milks. It blends beautifully and can be simmered and steeped with ginger, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, vanilla and many other ingredients. Use when making soup stock or medicinal broths to increase nutritional value. It adds a fragrant, pungent flavor, and many health benefits. It is recommended to consume Turmeric with a source of fat (oil, cream, vegan or dairy milk) in order to increase absorption of curcumin, as well as with a pinch of black pepper (or whole pepper for teas) which contains Piperine, a natural substance that can boost the bioavailability of curcumin by 2000%. (reference: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/boosting-the-bioavailability-of-curcumin/)
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in an airtight container. Refrigeration not required.
Safety: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
*Note: this product is organic (NOP certified with US-CAN equivalency) but due to delayed paperwork related to the logistical side of the import, we are not allowed to name the product itself organic according to our certifier.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.
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