Turmeric Root powder, Organically grown Curcuma longa

$6.00

Turmeric   ( Curcuma longa  ) is organically grown in Nepal

 

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Cautions   please be aware that herbs, although natural can interact with certain medications, and that they may be ill advised to use under certain health conditions.  Please consult a qualified health practitioner for cautions pertinent to you.

 

No therapeutic claim   is made or intended for this product.  Information is for educational purposes only. 

 

Please Note   The combined weight of each individual herb powder will be packed in one bag unless you specify otherwise.  Ie if you order 2x50g, it will be packed as 1 x 100g 

 

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Further interesting reading...

 

 

One of the most easily recognizable spices used in middle eastern cuisine, turmeric (curcumas longa) has a slightly bitter, warm taste.   A close relation to ginger, the turmeric shrub is primarily cultivated in southeast Asia and parts of Africa.

 

It is often used as part of food seasonings for spicy curries and pungent mustards.
Like other strong organic spices, turmeric is typically used in a ground form for culinary purposes.
Although turmeric has a particularly distinctive flavor, it does diminish over time.
To insure the most robust taste from this organic seasoning, it is a good idea to purchase enough for use rather than long-term storage.
Use an airtight container kept away from direct sunlight to maximize the lifespan of turmeric's potency.
Turmeric is more than a popular organic seasoning, however, it's distinctive orange-yellow color has made it useful in fabric dyes.  
In addition, turmeric is considered part of the family of medicinal herbs used through the centuries by in traditional as well as Chinese medicines.  
Traditional belief holds that turmeric may aid digestive and liver function, as well as relieve pain from arthritis and menstruation. 
 
Modern alternative medicine believes curcumas longa may be beneficial in the treatment of cancer.
When used for medicinal purposes, the underground stems are dried and ingested as a powder, capsules, teas or an extract.
Tumeric is a mild aromatic stimulant.  It was once a cure for jaundice. Its chief use is in the manufacture of curry powders.  It is also used as an adulterant of mustard and a substitute for it and forms one of the ingredients of many cattle condiments.
Tincture of Turmeric is used as a colouring agent, but the odour is fugitive. It dyes a rich yellow.
Turmeric paper is prepared by soaking unglazed white paper in the tincture and then drying. Used as a test for alkaloids and boric acid.