Origins of Turmeric
Turmeric is a golden, strongly flavoured spice. The Turmeric we know is the root of the Curcuma longa plant which belongs to the same family as Ginger, hence its similarity in shape and colour. The Curcuma longa plant grows very low to the ground at maximum heights of 3m, with a rhizomatous root below the ground and flowers growing off the stem above the soil. To obtain the curcumin, the active compound within Turmeric, the root of the plant is cut, dried and powdered. Turmeric is commonly used in India, particularly at rituals and other ceremonial occasions for its vibrant colour. The root is traditionally used for cooking and to treat several ailments, such as sores, skin diseases and wounds.
Benefits of Turmeric
The primary function of Turmeric is its role within the digestive system. The root stimulates and maintains feelings of hunger when appetite is low, such as when the stomach is unsettled. Turmeric prompts the secretion of digestive fluids which aid the return of feelings of hunger. It is also suggested that Turmeric provides health benefits to the liver, joints, bones and upper respiratory tract.
Our Turmeric tablets
Our Turmeric tablets are provided in a 6mm size which is very easy to swallow. We offer 4 quantities to suit your nutritional needs.
Please note- we advise you to contact your health professional if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medications, before use of this product. Certain medications may interact with Turmeric, including those for acid reflux and diabetes, and anti-coagulants. Turmeric supplements should not be taken alongside these medications.
We recommend that both the 500 and 1,000 tablet options are more suitable for use by more than one person. This is to ensure that you are receiving full use of the product before its expiry date. For one person's use, we recommend the 120 or 240 tablet options.