What does turmeric curcumin do for health?

Answer Turmeric (Curmuma longa), a root spice used commonly in India, has been around for over 4,000 years as a food and medicine. The active ingredient in turmeric (and the one that gives it its yellow c... Read More »

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What Are the Benefits of Curcumin?

Curcumin, also known as turmeric, is used as a food color in spreads, mustards and cheese. However, its benefits are not limited to food coloring. Currently, researchers are investigating the poten... Read More »

What is the bioavailability of curcumin?

Curcumin is one of the main active ingredients found in turmeric, a spice of the ginger family. According to University of Maryland Medical Center, curcumin shows promise for fighting infections an... Read More »

What plant does turmeric come from?

Turmeric comes from the turmeric plant. This plant, which is a rhizome, is related to the ginger plant. Indian and Southeast Asian cuisines use turmeric's rhizome, or fleshy, tuberous stem that gro... Read More »

Does turmeric contain sulfur?

Turmeric is derived from curcumin (Curcuma Longa), which does not have any sulfur-containing compounds. Studies focus on turmeric's role as an anti-inflammatory and cancer-prevention agent, but it ... Read More »