Turmeric’s Indian Roots

Also known as Curcuma longa, turmeric is native to India and other parts of Southeast Asia where the conditions are perfect for cultivating this plant. It has been grown and used for many years as one of India‘s popular spices, where it is used not only in cooking, but also in medicine and dyes. Superfood Ingredients’ sources its high-quality, organic turmeric from marginal farmers located in India’s Central-West and North Eastern regions.

Planted in June, consistent irrigation and weeding ensures optimal growth. Harvested after 9 months, the turmeric rhizomes go through a process of air-drying, boiling, further drying and polishing. Grading and processing are the final steps - ensuring full removal of impurities and milling the turmeric into a fine powder or into cut pieces for tea.

As part of a ceremony held during Hindu wedding celebrations, a paste made with turmeric is applied to the bodies of the marrying couple by their friends. As well as apparently softening the skin, it also gives it a yellow tint that is associated with the name of this ceremony, Haldi.

Tumeric’s Endless Possibilities

Used to add colour to dishes, turmeric is now also found as a health-boosting ingredient in many food products. At Superfood Ingredients we sell both 100% pure organic turmeric powder and organic turmeric tea.

In powder form it’s a popular choice for adding to super nourishing juices, smoothies and lattes, due to its properties as a potent antioxidant. Not to mention, it’s the perfect addition to healthy snacks and tonics. The popularity of turmeric teas is also on the rise as a quick and easy way to deliver its anti-inflammatory and digestion improving benefits.

The benefits of


Packed full of phytochemicals, including curcumin, turmeric is a potent antioxidant that presents a wide range of health healing properties. Curcumin is the main active ingredient found in this superfood, and is responsible for many of the extraordinary health supporting benefits of turmeric. Despite turmeric’s anti-inflammatory perks often being the main selling point of this nutrient dense food, there are many other ways this ancient Indian plant is believed to improve well-being. Its estrogen boosting and adrenal regulating effects have had significant outcomes on study subjects.

An Anti-Inflammatory Agent

Inflammation is caused when our bodies release chemicals to protect against, what it considers, harmful substances. However, chronic inflammation can occur when our body attacks against harm that is not there. This is often the result of autoimmune diseases, such as crohn’s, ulcerative colitis and arthritis to name a few.

Many studies have been carried out to explore the anti-inflammatory claims of turmeric, which have successfully backed these up. Molecules that are active, and play a role when inflammation is present, are inhibited when curcumin is introduced. This means turmeric can reduce and prevent inflammation - even reportedly helping to treat autoimmune diseases.

Digestion and Stomach Health

Irritable bowel disease is often experienced by those who also suffer with Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis. However, it’s unfortunate that a great deal of the population experience digestive issues. Turmeric can improve digestion by increasing activity that is responsible for the breakdown of food.

In fact, a 2004 study on participants with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) found that regular turmeric consumption reduced the occurrence of IBS flare-ups, as well as diminishing the pain associated with the condition.

A Heavy Metal Detoxification Aid

An excess of heavy metals can occur in our systems due to their presence in our food and environment. A severe build up can lead to adverse health effects that can cause damage to organs, skin and internal systems. The curcumin found in turmeric has been shown to aid detoxification of these heavy metals.

It is understood that curcumin can bind to and then excrete the build-up of heavy metals in the body. As well as detoxing heavy metals from the system, curcumin has also been found to protect the body against their toxic effects. By scavenging the free radicals that are released by heavy metals (which go on to harm cells), damage is prevented.

Memory Power

The effects of curcumin have also been tested on patients with Alzheimer’s disease with positive outcomes. The heavy metal detoxifying and anti-inflammatory benefits of curcumin play a role in delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s. It does so by delaying the breakdown in neurons, even improving the memory of patients who have been diagnosed with this degenerative disease.

Alzheimer's disease is also associated with a build of plaques between nerve cells. In a different study, curcumin was found to decrease the burden that these plaques have on the brain.


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Turmeric is a hot superfood in the health and wellness world at present. Due to its wealth of health boosting benefits, it has propelled in popularity and can be found in many health food products and supplements. As a potent source of curcumin, turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, as well being a potent antioxidant. It has even been shown to assist in heavy metal detoxification, as well as facilitating improved digestion and stomach health. 

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