With history of usage dating back to 250 BC, this golden-yellow root vegetable of the ginger family is still as popular and important in modern society. Turmeric is known for giving that warm, peppery, and bitter flavor found in South Asian cooking in dishes such as curries. It is also known as Indian saffron and is used to substitute the costly saffron.
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumor, antibacterial and antiviral potential, turmeric also has long been used as an organic medicine that aids many symptoms. One can turn to turmeric when seeking a quick remedy for headache, gastric ulcer, bronchitis, lung infection, sore throat, skin conditions, depression, countering infected wounds, boosting the immune system and the list just runs on and on! The main active compound in turmeric is curcumin which is also available as a supplement. More and more studies are recognizing the natural healing power of this amazing superfood.
Now that you know the wonders of this super root, you can start adding it into your diet as much as possible using this recipe book containing the 50 most delicious turmeric recipes. Be prepared to have your world painted a healthier shade of yellow with the almighty Turmeric!
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