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There is a medicinal spice so timelessly interwoven with the origins of human culture and metabolism, so thoroughly supported by modern scientific inquiry, as to be unparalleled in its proven value to human health and well-being. 600 Reasons, Herbs, Healthy Eating, Health Benefits, Spices, Reasons Turmeric, The World, 500 Reasons, Breasts Cancer
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An agent in turmeric called curcumin is known for its brain healing powers including warding off depression. In general, turmeric is full of antioxidants.
3 Reasons to Eat Turmeric Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a culinary spice that spans cultures - it is a major ingredient in Indian curries, and makes American mustard yellow. But evidence is accumulating that this brightly colored relative of ginger is a promising disease-preventive agent as well, probably due largely to its anti-inflammatory action.