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March 2018

Turmeric: The Spice of Life

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Turmeric (curcuma longa) is a culinary spice that’s been used for millennia—it is a major ingredient in Indian curries, and it makes commercial mustard yellow. Studies conducted by respected ethnobotanist James A. Duke, Ph.D., show that turmeric, because of its anti-inflammatory properties, is a promising disease-preventive agent. Turmeric blocks the formation of beta-amyloid—the protein found in Alzheimer’s disease, reduces joint inflammation and improves arthritis symptoms. Read More