Latin Name: Curcuma longa l.
Turmeric is a bright yellow plant from the ginger family that is native to Southeast India.
It has a long history of culinary and medicinal use, particularly due to its active component - curcumin, a type of polyphenol that gives turmeric its bright yellow colour. Curcumin is well-studied for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that make it useful in managing several health conditions. This includes joint pain associated with osteoarthritis and/or rheumatoid arthritis, lowering the risk of heart diseases, maintain brain health, support healthy blood lipid level and promote liver health.