Fresh Tumeric – a superfood with anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and antioxidant properties.

Oct 21, 2012 by


Have you ever eaten fresh tumeric? It’s fantastic in curries of course, but some people make a tea (a bit like ginger root tea) from fresh tumeric root (it even looks a lot like ginger) to ease aches and pains. Tumeric has fantastic anti-inflammatory properties, and in Chinese and Indian herbal medicines it has been used to help treat inflammatory bowel disease as well as joint pain. In current research it is also being considered as a having potent anti-cancer activity.

The active ingredient in Tumeric is called Curcumin, and clinical studies have shown that curcumin has very powerful antioxidant effects which makes it a very powerful tool against arthritis. As an antioxidant, curcumin is able to neutralize free radicals, chemicals that can travel through the body and cause great amounts of damage to healthy cells and cell membranes. This is important in cases of arthritis where free radicals are responsible for the painful joint inflammation and eventual damage to the joints. Turmeric’s combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects explains why many people with joint disease find relief when they use the spice regularly. It has been shown to reduce morning stiffness and improve quality of walking when used regularly by patients with rheumatoid arthritis. For more information follow this link

Curcumin comes in tablets however at the moment we have fresh, organic Tumeric root for sale in Organico, but if you want to try it you should hurry because the season is nearly over! You can buy more then you need and freeze it for later use.

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  1. Angela

    Organico is such a great shop! It has such a different variety of produce in such a small space! Thank God we don’t have to go all the way to Cork for ‘special’ ingredients! Fare play to Organico! And let’s not forget the fab food in the Restaurant!

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