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Latin: curcuma longa
Sanskrit: haridra
Japanese: ukon

Turmeric (pronounced tur-mer-ik) is at the root of a beautiful plant in the ginger family native to tropical South Asia. Derived from the genius of nature (soil, sun and rain)rather than a modern lab, it has been used in culinary and medicinal applications for millennia. To this day, turmeric holds an esteemed position in holistic healing systems around the world. For example, the ancient Indian science of healing known as Ayurveda regards this golden gem as a powerful cleansing and detoxifying agent. Though it originated in the East, Western medicine is devoting increasing attention towards this ancient spice for the possible prevention of many modern ailments.

                         "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants."  Michael Pollan