Turmeric is one of the most versatile spices in Indian cuisine, found in everything from curries and chutneys, to desserts, and the chai tea you can sip on while playing online slots. The familiar powder is made by boiling, drying and grinding the roots of a plant in the ginger family, Curcuma longa. Its vivid yellow-orange colour makes it an affordable substitute for saffron in many dishes.
Turmeric also has a long history as a medicinal spice, beginning in Ayurvedic medicine. At present, it is enjoying a surge in popularity around the world in nature-based healthcare circles. The numerous preventative properties attributed to the turmeric rhizome are being sought via the cooking spice, in commercial supplements, and as an essential oil. [Read more…]