Used as a spice for thousands of years, turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a member of the ginger family. It grows throughout India and Asia and is cultivated in other warm parts of the world.

Sometimes called Indian Saffron or Golden Spice, turmeric gets its beautiful yellow pigment from its curcuminoids, and has been used as a dye for centuries.

Since ancient times, it has been favoured medicinally in Ayurvedic medicine for purifying the blood, boosting immunity, increasing energy, easing inflamed joints, relieving congestion, alleviating skin conditions such as eczema, and healing wounds.

Curcumin is the wonder compound and primary active ingredient in turmeric, and it’s this antioxidant-rich polyphenol that possesses most of the anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic and immune-boosting properties.