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Turmeric (Curcuma Longa)

Turmeric BenefitsTurmeric is one of the most known culinary spices which has recently gained great popularity due to newly discovered anti-cancer properties of this medicinal herb. It is the key element of curry spice, a combination of spices extensively used in Indian, traditional Chinese, Indonesian, and other cuisines. The herb Curcuma longa belongs to the family of ginger and originated from South Asia, though now it is being cultivated in many warm areas. The main ingredient of this herb, curcumin, is the very ingredient known for anti-cancer properties, and this very ingredient is also responsible for the spicy and slightly bitter taste of curry spice. It is considered that the highest quality turmeric spice is produced in modern India and Pakistan, but there are many producers located in Europe and the US, which use high quality herbal materials (turmeric root) and the most modern technologies. (more…)