There is proof that people in India have been using turmeric for 4,000 years. The plant was considered holy and was one of the most important spices, even back then. In the practice of traditional Indian Ayurveda, turmeric is classified as a "hot" spice with stimulative, energy-boosting properties.
Interest in turmeric began in 1971 when Indian researchers found evidence that turmeric was anti-inflammatory. They attributed this to the presence of the substance curcumin. Curcumin is an antioxidant as well.
Turmeric also contains flavonoids. Like other antioxidants - vitamins C and E, co-enzyme Q-10, pomegranate and green tea - flavonoids can protect cells and help the body fend off free radicals. The root tuber is considered a holy spice in India. People have been using it for at least 4,000 years. People in North Africa and Europe have also been using turmeric since the early Middle Ages. However, people in central Europe typically know turmeric as the ingredient that gives the "curry" spice mixture its yellow color. Read more about it in the encyclopedia
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