• ayurveda,  Herbs,  Spice

    Turmeric – The Golden Goddess

    Turmeric or Indian Saffron is an underground rhizome of Asian plant Curcuma longa, similar to ginger. The best known is in the form of yellow-orange spice (used in curry) used mainly in Indian, Persian, Pakistani and Thai cuisine. It gives the food a delicate, aromatic, slightly bitter taste and a vibrant saffron color. Turmeric is growing in India, China, Australia and Peru. Beneficial Effects Health benefits lie in the high concentration of antioxidants polyphenols called curcuminoids. Three quarters of them are in the form of curcumin. It is scientifically proven that it protects the brain – level drop of Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (otherwise known as BDNF) is often associated with…