The exact origin of turmeric is unknown, but its most likely from Western India where records show it has been used for at least 2500 years. The yellow-orange pigments obtained from the root are sacred and auspicious. Turmeric has been used medically for thousands of years as an important Ayurvedic herb used to treat inflammation, coughs and gastric disorders. Modern research suggests it may hold incredible benefits in combatting inflammatory states, liver disease, skin conditions and even cancer.
Botanical Name: Curcuma longa