Turmeric is from the underground stems of the plant Curcuma longa, a member of the ginger family.

The ingredient responsible for turmeric’s incredible anti-cancer properties is Curcumin (this is also what gives the spice that vivid color!)

An overview published in Advanced Experimental Medical Biology in 2007 states that, “Curcumin has been shown to exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer activities and thus has a potential against various malignant diseases, diabetes, allergies, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic illnesses.”

Wow!  It’s pretty impressive that people have been using Turmeric as medicine for over 4,000 years!

We got something right 😉

Be Well,

Tammy Kohlschmidt RDH, CTT, CBP