So what is Turmeric?
Turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant. It is commonly used in Asian food. You probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry. It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders, mustards, butters, and cheeses. But the root of turmeric is also used widely to make medicine. It contains a yellow-colored chemical called curcumin, which is often used to color foods and cosmetics.
What is it used for other than food?
Turmeric is used for arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), joint pain, stomach pain, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, bypass surgery, hemorrhage, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gallbladder disorders, high cholesterol, a skin condition called lichen planus, skin inflammation from radiation treatment, and fatigue.
It is also used for headaches, bronchitis, colds, lung infections, fibromyalgia, leprosy, fever, menstrual problems, itchy skin, recovery after surgery, and cancers. Other uses include depression, Alzheimer's disease, swelling in the middle layer of the eye (anterior uveitis), diabetes, water retention, worms, an autoimmune disease called systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), tuberculosis, urinary bladder inflammation, and kidney problems.
- Credit: WebMD
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This is their claim from their website:
Turmeric curcumin extract with black pepper works to support general health by acting as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
Organic Turmeric Extract
Designed to act as a powerful anti-inflammatory
Antioxidant properties may help fight free radicals
Includes piperine for enhanced bioavailability
How To Use It
Take one vegetarian capsule daily.
Turmeric curcumin extract, turmeric curcumin powder, and black pepper extract; see supplement facts here.
Natural formula with no fillers, binders, or artificial ingredients
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