Turmeric has been used throughout cultures for thousands of years as a natural remedy and supplement for health and wellness. The use of turmeric dates back nearly 4000 years in India, where it was used as a culinary spice by the Vedic culture. Turmeric quickly became a source of healing for many different ailments as its use spread throughout different cultures across the world. Turmeric was and still is, used as an herbal medicine for rheumatoid arthritis, conjunctivitis, skin cancer, urinary tract infections,and liver ailments⁵. It has also been studied for its assistance with digestive disorders, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, abdominal pain, and liver and gallbladder complaints.
The main active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It may help reduce inflammatory conditions⁴, lessen pain, and lower the risk ofheart disease¹. There have been studies done that look at the effects of curcumin in diseases such asalzheimers², cancer,ulcerative colitis³ and more.
Another study,Curcumin: A Review of Its’ Effects on Human Health⁴ lays out curcumin’s wide array of benefits including specifically its aid in combating arthritis and metabolic syndrome. Turmeric is truly an all-inclusive, natural health beneficent that can help our bodies in so many ways. While you can take supplements, which are extracted from turmeric, you can also add turmeric to your diet as gradually as you may want.
Turmeric has an earthy taste with a bit of a peppery spice flavor and is a bright orange/yellow color. When added to foods the flavor adds brightness and it’s often found in meals that use curry. Due to its accessibility and amazing benefits, we’ve added a few tips to make it easier to include turmeric in your own dishes.
Easy Tips for adding curcumin to your diet:
How does Garden of Flavor use Turmeric?
The whole turmeric juiced here at Garden of Flavor is grown for us by an organic family farm. The tropical climate of the area offers nutrient-rich soil as well as a steady supply of rainwater. They make it their mission to put carbon back into the soil and reverse the negative effects of commercial farming.
Our Turmeric Ginger Energy Elixir contains 21,000mg of turmeric root while our Turmeric Tonic has 38,000mg. Many of our competitors use powders or concentrates but we juice our turmeric whole and add black pepper to assist with absorption.