Tumeric - The Low Down

Tumeric - The Low Down

Turmeric has been used for centuries, particularly in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, for its anti-inflammatory properties. It is well known as a spice but knowledge of its beneficial qualities is becoming increasingly widespread.

 

WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?

Tumeric comes from the turmeric plant which is a relative of the ginger family. Turmeric grows in the tropical regions of. Southern Asia, particularly India. It has yellow flowers. The roots and bulbs of turmeric are used in medicine and food and when boiled and dried they are a yellow colour. It is turmeric that gives the yellow colour to curries, and it has also been used to colour mustard and butter.

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