Grown in South Asia, this herb in the Ginger family (Zingiberaceae) was first known as Indian Saffron. The root system of bulbous rhizomes boiled and dried produces a product that is then ground into a powder. Turmeric has a peppery and somewhat bitter flavor, is deep yellowish-orange in color, and is used to make curry.
The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties without the side-effects commonly associated with some modern pharmaceutical medicines such as ulcers and bleeding.
As a natural anti-inflammatory, turmeric aids in giving relief to sufferers of arthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. It may also slow the progression of multiple sclerosis.
This Organic Turmeric Root is dried and powdered and comes in a 4 oz glass jar.