Turmeric – The Amazing Spice
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a popular spice made from the roots or rhizomes of the plant and used in Indian Curry dishes and mustard. Curcumin is the active ingredient in Turmeric and has been used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory, to treat digestive and liver problems, skin diseases, and wounds.
The University of Maryland Medical Center studied this wonderful spice in 2008. Research suggests that turmeric may be helpful for the following conditions: Indigestion or Dyspepsia, Ulcerative colitis, Stomach Ulcers, Osteoarthritis, Heart Disease, Bacterial and Viral Infections, Uveitis and Neurodegenerative Conditions.
Per the study recommended adult dose is 400 – 600 mg, 3 times a day. You can incorporate turmeric into your recipes buy using the cut root or dried root powder of up to 3 g per day.
Kusala Life provides an organic turmeric supplement containing 550mg root powder. Our capsules are made from turmeric roots which have been tested and certified that they are kosher, organic and free of any metals or harmful ingredients.