This vibrant yellow spice is a root that belongs to the ginger family and has been used for its medicinal properties spanning over 4,500 years. The color in the spice is from curcumin, which is a very reliable anti-inflammatory compound that works as effective or more than ibuprofen.
Curcumin boosts the body’s antioxidant capabilities by being highly efficient against free radicals found in our bodies. Tumeric also supresses tumor cell growth, works against fungal growth and resolves bodily discomfort and digestive issues.
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Tumeric also has cosmetic purposes as it is used to treat many skin conditions. Put a dash of turmeric in your next smoothie and enjoy the rich soothing taste it brings to smoothie.