Botanical Name:Curcuma longa L.
Plant Family: Zingiberaceae
Turmeric is a tropical perennial plant in the same family as ginger, native to India.
Many of the healing benefits of turmeric have been attributed to curcumin, which is available as a standardized extract. However, the whole herb may be more beneficial for you because only very small amounts of curcumin are absorbed into the bloodstream. When you take the whole herb however, it stays in the digestive tract longer, releasing antioxidant curcumin along with other beneficial substances.
We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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