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Turmeric - ancient spice, modern cure-all?

Turmeric - ancient spice, modern cure-all?

In traditional Ayurverdic Indian medicine, turmeric (Curcuma longa), the bright orange-yellow spice used as the basis of curries, is said to help digestion. In Western medicine, it is under study for its ability to inhibit cancer growth and lower whole-body, low-grade, inflammation (via a mode similar to that of aspirin) which is thought to play a role in damaging brain cells and damaging the heart. Anecdotally it’s also supposed to help arthritis sufferers.

21 November 2018 by Catherine Saxelby