Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

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(Curcuma longa)


The turmeric root, an ingredient of Indian curries for thousands of years, also has medicinal properties as a digestive aid; increase the body’s ability to break down fats; as an anti-inflammatory agent.

How It May Benefit You…

Take internally for:

  • shoulder pain
  • menstrual cramps
  • pain after childbirth
  • menstrual irregularity.
  • digestive disorders
  • fever
  • chest congestion
  • arthritis symptoms.

Apply externally for skin infections.


Possible heartburn or upset stomach.

The herb may reduce fertility. If you are trying to conceive or if you have a history of fertility problems, get professional advice before using.

WARNING: Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.


Turmeric is available as powdered root, capsules, and liquid extract