Science of Food: Indian spice turmeric has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer effects

By Lisa Julian

Turmeric, once thought to be as precious as gold, is an Eastern Indian spice that grows in the form of a beautiful golden root and deserves to be known in the West. I began studying the powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects of turmeric over three years ago, both in the library and experimentally in my own body and in the kitchen.Turmeric is indeed slowly gaining popularity in our country, showing up in markets as fresh turmeric root, turmeric powder or its reduced form curcumin as a pill or supplement. Turmeric, Curcuma longa, grows as a root and belongs to the …

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