Turmeric is renowned and used for its hepatoprotective properties (gastric acidity, nausea, dyspepsias, intestinal heaviness, motion sickness, irritable bowel symptom), anti-inflammatory (joint disorders: such as arthritis, morning stiffness, circulatory disorders ...) and for its action on skin problems (atopy ...). Its exceptional richness in antioxidants due to its main active compound curcumin, gives it immunostimulating, antimutagenic and antitumor qualities.
Curcuminoids help fight free radicals responsible for "oxidative stress"
A bit of history... Turmeric or saffron of the Indies has been used for thousands of years in cooking, it is the main ingredient of curry, it is it that gives it its yellow color.
Traces of the use of turmeric can be found in Sanskrit writings dating back to 4000 BC.
Its use by traditional Asian medicines dates back to the seventh century, then considered as a remedy for the cure of many ailments and diseases such as fever, bronchitis, parasitic worms or inflammation of the kidneys. Its skin application in paste form was also part of the traditional uses against bruises, leech bites and infected wounds.
Yellow-orange in color, it was also used as a dye, especially for the outfit of Buddhist monks.
It was the British who, under the empire of India, brought him back to Europe.