Name: Turmeric

Latin name: Curcuma longa

Family:  Zingiberaceae

Parts Used: Rhizome

Taste: Astringent, pungent, sweet 

Energetics: Warming, slightly drying

Key actions: Inflammation modulator, hepatoprotective, alterative


                 Use caution in those on blood-thinning medications

                 Do not consume more than the culinary amount while pregnant

Turmeric is probably best known for supporting the body’s natural response to inflammation. Turmeric also has protective effects on the liver, cardiovascular system, and promotes a proper digestive system.
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