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What is Turmeric?

Turmeric is a plant related to ginger that is grown throughout India, other parts of Asia, and Central America. It is sometimes called the “Golden Spice” because of its yellow, earthy color. The use of turmeric can be traced back over 5,000 years when traditional cultures utilized it as a fabric dye, seasoning spice, and an herbal remedy.

Turmeric powder is made by cleaning, boiling, and drying the root of the plant. The resulting spice powder is a common ingredient in curry powder and is still used by many cultures as an addition to foods and beverages. While the use of turmeric is popular in South Asian and Caribbean dishes, recipes featuring turmeric have become increasingly popular in the United States.

Beyond its role as a seasoning, turmeric also contains health-promoting compounds called curcuminoids which have led to its use as a dietary supplement. Turmeric helps support healthy inflammation response associated with physical overexertion and helps support joint health*.


†May help reduce temporary inflammation associated with physical overexertion.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.