What is Turmeric?
Turmeric is a plant from the ginger family. Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has a tough brown skin and a deep orange flesh. There are also other variations of Turmeric such as Oleoresin turmeric which is mostly used in batter for breads, crackers, crumbs and coatings.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa), the bright yellow of the spice rainbow, is a powerful medicine that has long been used in the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions, including flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, hemorrhage, toothache, bruises, chest pain, and colic. 
Turmeric has long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine. Turmeric was traditionally called Indian saffronÃ‚Â¡ because of its deep yellow-orange color and has been used throughout history as a condiment, healing remedy and textile dye. 
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Extract Of Turmeric
Extractive Of Turmeric
Extractives Of Turmeric
Natural Turmeric Flavor
Turmeric Extract Color
Turmeric Rhizome Extract
Turmeric Root Extract
Turmeric Seed Concentrated Extract
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|Ingredient added||UPC Food Search||January 1, 2009 @ 2:14 AM|