Turmeric protects against diabetes, cancer, inflammation and free
Turmeric or curcuma longa as it is known botanically, is a very common spice in curry dishes around the world, as well as giving mustard it’s distinctive colour and staining powers. It has been a staple in Ayurvedic medicine for over 4000 years and most of the world’s turmeric is grown in India. Botanically, it is a part of the ginger family. Turmeric is native to the tropical areas of South Asia where it can grow up to six feet tall. It grows best between 20-30 degrees Celsius with plenty of rain and produces dull-yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers.