The many health benefits of turmeric are well-known by those who are interested in healthy living, but there are some interesting facts about turmeric that many people might find surprising. Did you know these facts about turmeric?

Turmeric facts

  • Turmeric is a perennial herb that is native to India and has the scientific name of Curcuma longa. 
  • Turmeric is as an anti-inflammatory agent
  • Turmeric is used as a stomach soother, and is effective for treating constipation, cramping, and irritable bowel syndrome.
  • The anti-inflammatory nature of turmeric can relieve most symptoms of menstruation.
  • Turmeric has been found to improve liver function and reduce the levels of toxicity in the body.
  • Turmeric is a knows antioxidant and anticarcinogenic agent.
  • Turmeric is commonly used in curries, especially Indian and Thai cuisines.
  • Turmeric is part of the ginger family of herbs
  • Turmeric is the key ingredient in the healthy drink “golden milk”.
  • Turmeric is sometimes used as a substitute for saffron.
  • Turmeric has long been used as an Eastern folk remedy for eye discharges and as a cooling, soothing skin lotion.
  • Turmeric is popular served as a tea in Japan.
  • Turmeric is used as a fabric dye.
  • Turmeric is a good source of vitamin C and magnesium.
  • Used on the skin, turmeric powders and poultices temporarily stain the skin but has a well-known benefit for healing wounds with less scarring and even reducing frown lines.
  • The cycle of cells becoming cancerous appears to be inhibited by the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric.
  • Turmeric can be useful for migraine pain.
  • Turmeric is used in several cosmetics and skin products.

Turmeric is truly an amazing, multi-purpose herb that has many uses. If you haven’t yet discovered turmeric as part of a healthy regimen, visit our Future Pharm store to learn more about our all-natural, organic turmeric extract.