Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
- Dried Root, Ground
- Origin India
- Tested at 3.5% curcumin (active ingredient), average 3%
NB. Our range of botanicals are all grown, harvested and dried without the use of agri-chemicals, non-irradiated and GMO free - see our Quality page for Quality Management & Certification Documents.
Laboratory tested for identification and compliance to the British and European Pharmacopoeia standards, and are human grade.
Please be aware that if you're purchasing our dried botanicals for human use, our range is cut to appropriate sizes for feeding to horses.
UPDATE NOV'21 - TURMERIC ALERT There’s recently been a food safety alert for products coming in from India. A particular chemical - Ethylene Oxide – is being used there as a preventative measure against COVID, but it''s regarded as a carcinogen in high concentrations. Just to let you know, our organic certified Turmeric supplier is undertaking routine analysis to ensure that it’s not affected by this chemical.
Curcumin, a term commonly used to refer to the three main curcuminoids found in turmeric - curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, and bisdemethoxycurcumin - are polyphenolic pigments and active compounds found within the turmeric rhizome.
First identified by Harvard scientists in 1815, curcumin is now known to be responsible for the many therapeutic benefits of turmeric. Curcumin inhibits inflammatory responses in various signaling pathways, which means that it helps to suppress the body’s tendency to cause inflammation. It’s also believed that curcumin acts as a powerful antioxidant, counteracting damaging particles that can be produced by the body as a byproduct of toxic or inflammatory stressors.
- Reduces inflammation and feelings of pain in muscles, joints, and other tissues.
- Supports the body’s natural healing process.
- Enhances post-exercise recovery and physical performance.
- Study: Curcumin: A Review of Its’ Effects on Human Health
- Discussion on Curcumin and its therapeutic opportunities. Henrotin Y, et al., SpringerPlus, 2013
- Study: Reduced inflammatory and muscle damage biomarkers following oral supplementation with bioavailable Curcumin
- Discussion on efficacy and safety of Curcuma domestica extracts. Kuptniratsaikul V, et al., Clinical interventions in aging, 2014
- Study: Curcumin improves intestinal barrier function: modulation of intracellular signaling, and organization of tight junctions