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The History Of Turmeric

Turmeric Creed: Origins We’re so excited to bring you a look at the history of turmeric. It was used as both food and medicine for more than 4000 years, from as early as 2000BC. Originally found in Vedic India and Southeast Asia, scientists believe that turmeric reached China and East Africa by 800BC. From a …

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Why Is Turmeric Yellow?

High Quality Why is turmeric yellow? One of the most recognizable things about our turmeric is it’s unique and dark yellow colour! It’s got a golden glow that really does steal the show. But here at Organic Turmeric, we don’t just want to tell you how awesome our turmeric’s colour is, we want to tell …

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Do We Really Need Black Pepper to Absorb Turmeric?

Introduction Before we look at this question, let me say a little bit about myself. I am a Naturopath, having studied at the Southern School of Natural Therapies (SSNT) in Melbourne, with a Bachelor Degree in Health Science (BHSc). Subjects included herbal medicine, pharmacology and nutritional biochemistry. My goal is to help you understand what …

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Organic Turmeric – our new website

Welcome, to the new and improved Organic Turmeric Whether you have just discovered us or have been with us over the years (a big thank you for your support), I would like to warmly welcome all of you to our reinvigorated website. We’ve been working very hard over the past few months to improve our …

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The Botany of Turmeric

The Botany of Curcuma longa Common name: Turmeric Taxonomic family: Zingiberaceae Part Used: Rhizome Commonly studies constituents: Curcumin, bornerol, cineole, diarylheptanoids, essential oil, methoxylated curcumins, sabinene, sesquiterpene ketones, zingiberene References: Thomsen, M., & Gennat, H. (2009). Phytotherapy: desk reference : a clinical handbook. Hobart: Global Natural Medicine.