Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Number 17 - Turmeric

From the ginger family, Curcuma longa is a culinary spice.

Tasty in chicken dishes, it also has anti-inflammitory uses, and is mainly used in Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine. It is also used as a fake tan in India. Research into the plant has shown possibilities in interfering with the herpes virus and some tumours.

There are no apparent health risks with eating Turmeric, except for large doses causing nausea and diarrhea.

The spice can be taken in tablet form or as added to a meal.

Turmeric Root.


  1. Tumeric is extremely beneficial for you health. :D I love Indian food! I wish I cooked more often... tumeric and chicken are indeed a match made in heaven. @_@

  2. These herbs could prove useful. Following for more info!

  3. It really is a blog about herbs; i thought it was a euphemism.

  4. Hmm, I'll have to try this stuff.

  5. I love natural supplements. they are quite beneficial

  6. i don't think i've ever tasted it as a spice.. i wonder how it is.