Turmeric is a well-researched, sought-after culinary spice. This lovely yellow powder has centuries old medicinal properties. It has been shown to be beneficial for brain health, inflammation, heart disease, cancer, depression and skin conditions.
Turmeric contains a group of compounds called curcumin, which have strong anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric mouthwash significantly reduces the discomfort of radiation – induced oral mucositis. In one research study patients with inflammatory bowel disease found significant relief of their symptoms when they added turmeric to their regimen.
Turmeric is well absorbed thru the GI tract when it is combined with black pepper extract. Our wise grandparents somehow knew this when they created delicious recipes containing both turmeric and black pepper. Who knew this precious spice so common in our kitchens for years could contribute so much to our overall health?