Turmeric Root Powder - Organic

Turmeric Root Powder - Organic

Turmeric (non-GMO) is one of nature's most powerful healers. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Turmeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a dye.

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Popularly used in Indian cuisine, turmeric root has been shown to have a broad number of possible health benefits.  Acting as a strong antioxidant and well known for its ability to support a healthy inflammation response, turmeric supports a healthy digestive system, brain function, cardiovascular system and joint health.

Turmeric (non-GMO) is one of nature's most powerful healers. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Turmeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a dye.

The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial for many different health conditions.

Among some of the most interesting health benefits and their recent scientific findings:

Brain nourishment: The 2003 study in Italy as published in the Italian Journal of Biochemistry showed that Turmeric may support  a healthy brain and nervous system. Another study conducted at UCLA and published in the December 2004 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, which has been confirmed by further research published online April 20, 2006, in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, provides further insight as to how Turmeric provides multiple areas of protection against the mechanisms that may support conditions related to brain health. This research was so profoundly exciting to researchers that human clinical trials to further investigate Turmeric's potential will soon be underway".

May support a healthy inflammation response: Turmeric's ability to support a healthy inflammation response been shown to be comparable to the potent drugs hydrocortisone and phenylbutazone as well as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents such as Motrin. And unlike lab-produced pharmaceutical drugs, Turmeric has been shown to produce no toxicity, nor the kinds of stomach problems that commonly occur with pharmaceuticals with this same purpose.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Many clinical studies have shown that the antioxidant properties of Turmeric may support the body's ability to fight the free radicals responsible for the joint health issues. Turmeric's combination of antioxidant and supporting a healthy inflammation response effects explains why many people with joint health issues possibly find relief when they use the spice regularly, and in a recent study of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, Turmeric was compared to phenylbutazone and produced comparable improvements in shortened duration of a variety of issues.

Cystic Fibrosis: Curcumin, the major constituent of turmeric that gives the spice its yellow color, may support healthy gene expression, as suggested by an animal study published in the April 2004 issue of Science. Cystic fibrosis, a fatal disease that attacks the lungs with a thick mucus, causing life-threatening infections, and afflicts about 30,000 American children and young adults, who rarely survive beyond 30 years of age.

Cellular mutation Prevention: Turmeric's antioxidant effects help protect the colon cells from free radicals that can damage cellular DNA -- a significant benefit particularly in the colon where cell turnover is quite rapid. By improving liver function, it also helps the body to destroy mutated cells so that they cannot spread through the body and cause more harm. Even more interesting, when Turmeric was combined with the vegetable Cauliflower, the protection against cell mutation in the colon was even more pronounced, leading researchers to believe the combination of cruciferous vegetables and curcumin could be an "effective therapy not only to prevent prostate problems, but to inhibit the spread of established prostate problems". Time to start eating cauliflower with turmeric!

May support a healthy liver: recent studies have shown that Turmeric increases the detoxification enzymes in the liver, so much so that one set of researchers commented, "Turmeric used widely as a spice would probably mitigate the effects of several dietary carcinogens". In our polluted, often carcinogenic laden environment, diet and lifestyles these days, this is very beneficial.

From supporting a healthy cardiovascular system to serving as a great source of vitamin B6 to further overall anti-oxidization, detoxification and blood-brain benefits, the health benefits of Turmeric continue to be revealed and discovered by new scientific studies each year

Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Turmeric Root Powder may include:

  • Yielding approximately 4.1% curcumin
  • Supporting a healthy immune system response
  • Supporting healthy brain function
  • Helping spur the production of glutathione, the body's "master antioxidant"
  • Supporting healthy cell replication
  • Supporting healthy bones, joints, & overall skeletal system
  • May support blood vessel health
  • May support healthy lipid levels
  • Supports neurological health 
  • May support healthy liver function
  • May support skin health from ultraviolet B radiation (UVB) damage
  • Supporting a healthy digestive system
  • May support healthy memory function especially when combined with green tea 
  • Natural antiseptic & antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts & burns
  • Supporting healthy circulatory system
  • May maintain cell integrity when threatened by occasional environmental stressors
  • May support heart health
  • Supports your overall eye health
  • May support skin health
  • Providing the antioxidants you need to help support your cells against excessive oxidation & free radicals
  • May support healthy blood sugar levels already within the normal range
  • May support your neurological system's healthy response to stress
  • Helping you maintain healthy cells with support against free radicals

Constituents of Turmeric Root include:

  • Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium
  • Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B-6, Folate, Choline, Betaine, Vitamin A (IU), Lutein & Zeaxanthin, Vitamin E, Beta Tocopherol, Gamma Tocopherol, Vitamin K
  • Amino Acids: Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine,. Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Proline, Serine
  • Phytochemicals: Alpha-Alantone, Alpha-Terpineol, Arabinose, AR-Turmerone, Arabinose, Azulene, Bisabolene, Cinnamic-Acid, Curcumin, Curlone, L-Alpha-Cumcumene, L-Beta-Curcumene, Turmerone, Zingiberene
  • Essential Oils: Beta-Pinene, Caryophyllene, Cineole, Curcumene, Curcumenol, Curdione, Eugenol,  Limonene, Linalol, Terpinene, Trepineol,   

This product is 100% natural and minimally processed. Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch.

Suggested Use: Mix 1 to 2 teaspoons with vegetable, rice and meat recipes or add to your favorite smoothie.

Other Preparations

Decoction: Use the ratio of 1 tablespoon of herb for every 10 ounces of water. Put all ingredients into a pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover & lower to a simmer for 20-30 minutes. Turn the heat off and allow the mixture to sit for another 10 minutes. Strain and serve (this method is specific for barks and roots).

Tincture: This method can take 15 to 30 days. You will need 3 items (mason jar with cover, the herb/herbs of your choice, liquid for extracting). The extracting liquid can be alcohol, alcohol/ water combo, vinegar or vegetable glycerin. Take the product and fill the jar ¾ full, add the liquid of your choice and close the jar. Then shake the jar so everything is well mixed. Give the jar a good 5 minute shake, several times a day.  After 15 to 30 days strain and bottle in glass tincture jars.

Mixing Suggestions: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our organic ginger and cinnamon powders.  

Botanical Name: Curcuma Longa.

Other Names: Indian saffron, Curcumin, Jiang Huang, Ukon, Goeratji, Kakoenji, Koenjet, Kondin, Kunir, Kunyit, Oendre, Rame, Renet, Temu kuning, Temu kunyit, Tius, Terra Merita, Safran Boubou, Safran De Malabar, Safran Des Indes.

Parts Used: Turmeric Root.

Ingredients: Organic Turmeric Root.

Origin: Grown and dried in India. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.

Certifications: USDA Certified Organic.

Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Raw Turmeric Root Powder is certified organic and passes our strict quality assurance which typically includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Raw Organic Turmeric Root Powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Organic Raw Turmeric Root Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.


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