Source: Mountain Rose Herbs
Organic, Fair-Trade, and Kosher
Other: common turmeric, Indian saffron, yellow ginger
Curcuma longa L.
Plant Family: Zingiberaceae
Indigenous to India, turmeric is now cultivated in tropical regions throughout the world. Turmeric is an important herb in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has a history of use spanning millennia and is considered energetically hot. The aromatic, dried rhizome tastes mildly pungent and is slightly bitter. It remains a significant herb throughout southern Asia and has gained in popularity in the United States. Turmeric root’s main constituent, curcumin, is thought to be responsible for many of the rhizome’s wellness-supporting properties and results in its brilliant yellow color. It is often added to supplement blends to support healthy joint mobility.*
Used for thousands of years as a spice, turmeric remains a popular ingredient in Asian and Middle Eastern cooking.