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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Turmeric   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Turmeric is a member of the Curcuma botanical group, which is part of the ginger family of herbs, the Zingiberaceae.
The turmeric plant is identifiable by both its characteristic tuberous root and the leaves that extend upward from erect, thick stems arising from the root.
Turmeric the spice is the underground root or rhizome of the plant.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Turmeric   (2034 words)

  
 Turmeric
Turmeric (Curcuma longa), a flowering plant in the ginger family, is widely used as a food coloring and is one of the principal ingredients in curry powder.
While turmeric has a long history of use by herbalists, most studies to date have been conducted in the laboratory or in animals and it is not clear that these results apply to people.
A mixture of the volatile oils of turmeric, citronella, and hairy basil, with the addition of vanillin (an extract of vanilla bean that is generally used for flavoring or perfumes), may be an alternative to D.E.E.T., one of the most common chemical repellents commercially available.
www.adam.com /democontent/IMCAccess/ConsHerbs/Turmericch.html   (1825 words)

  
 - Turmeric   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Turmeric is stored in every indian house its use as a quick antiseptic, as a beauty aid and of course as a versatile condiment, a truly exceptional part of the traditional indian spice mix.
Turmeric the spice is the underground root or rhizome of the plant.
Turmeric has been used as a dye for centuries and is still used to colour silk cotton medicines confectionery paints and varnishes.
www.recipes-on-cd.com /information/turmeric.htm   (882 words)

  
 Turmeric   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Turmeric is an extract derived from the root and rhizomes of Curcuma longa, a tropical plant native to India and southeast Asia.
Turmeric may be used for its anti-inflammatory benefits, similar to those of commonly prescribed medications used to treat conditions such as arthritis.
Turmeric should not be taken by those individuals with biliary obstruction, gallstones, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), or bleeding disorders (such as a peptic ulcer).
www.supplementnews.org /turmeric   (675 words)

  
 Turmeric: The Golden Spice
Turmeric carries a GRAS status by the FDA, which means it is Generally Recognized As Safe to use as a food additive.
The volatile oil of turmeric (which is rich in sesquiterpenoids) and the yellow pigments in turmeric are both partly responsible for its anti-inflammatory activity.
The use of turmeric is contraindicated in cases of bile obstruction, since it does stimulate the secretion of bile from the gall bladder.
www.vegetarian-nutrition.info /herbs/turmeric.php   (770 words)

  
 ACS :: Turmeric
Turmeric is promoted mainly as an anti-inflammatory herbal remedy that is said to produce far fewer side effects than commonly used pain relievers.
Turmeric root is on the Commission E (Germany’s regulatory agency for herbs) list of approved herbs, and it is available in powdered form in most grocery stores.
Turmeric mixed with hot water and sugar is considered by some herbalists to be a remedy for colds.
www.cancer.org /docroot/ETO/content/ETO_5_3X_Turmeric.asp?sitearea=ETO   (2151 words)

  
 turmeric
Turmeric is an ancient spice, a native of South East Asia, used from antiquity as dye and a condiment.
Turmeric is the rhizome or underground stem of a ginger-like plant.
Turmeric is used extensively in the East and Middle East as a condiment and culinary dye.
www.theepicentre.com /Spices/turmeric.html   (528 words)

  
 Om Organics - organics herbs, from India. Tulsi tea, tumeric and more. Bottles formulas and bulk herbs.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Turmeric helps regulate the female reproductive system and purifies the uterus and breastmilk, and in men it purifies and builds semen, which is counterintuitive for a pungent bitter.
Turmeric is a hemostatic, able to stop the bleeding of a wound, and a vulnerary, a great healer of wounds due to being both anti-inflammatory and anti-biotic.
Turmeric taken internally decreases the oxidation of the lens by causing a significant induction of glutathione-S-transferase isozyme rGST8-8 in the lens epithelium.
www.omorganics.com /tumeric_article.htm   (5424 words)

  
 Turmeric - Herbs & Supplements - Drug Library - DrugDigest
In laboratory and animal studies, chemicals in turmeric have appeared to affect several of the pathways that are thought to cause accumulation of the proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Turmeric is known to be a strong antioxidant, a substance thought to protect body cells from damage caused by a chemical process called oxidation.
Topically, turmeric may be used as a powder or mixed with oil and made into a paste to treat cuts, scrapes, and skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis, diaper rash, and psoriasis.
www.drugdigest.org /DD/DVH/HerbsWho/0,3923,4046|Turmeric,00.html   (1116 words)

  
 Turmeric   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In Ayurveda, turmeric has been used internally as a stomachic, tonic and blood purifier, and topically in the prevention and treatment of skin diseases This tropical root delivers a smorgasbord of powerful health benefits.
Turmeric and alum powder in the proportion of 1 to 20 is applied into the ear in chronic otorrhea.
A decoction of turmeric is prepared (1 ounce of turmeric to 20 ounces of water) as cooling eyewash and is applied as a lotion to relieve burning in purulent ophtalmia known in India as "country sore eye".
www.tattvasherbs.com /turmericplus.htm   (648 words)

  
 Turmeric
Since turmeric is used popularly with most fish preparations, the effect of a dip treatment in turmeric, or turmeric with salt, each at 5% level for 15-30 minutes was studied by one group of scientists.
Turmeric is also an ancient herb for digestive problems such as gastritis and acidity, helping to increase mucus production and protect the stomach.
Turmeric is native to lndia and southern Asia, and is cultivated throughout southern and eastern Asia.
www.herbs2000.com /herbs/herbs_turmeric.htm   (1442 words)

  
 Turmeric
Turmeric is a major ingredient in curry and used throughout Far Eastern cuisine not only for flavor, but for its medicinal properties.
Turmeric appears to aid digestion by stimulating the flow of bile, which facilitates digestion and absorption of nutrients.
In India and China, powdered Turmeric is mixed with juice from half a lime and a little water to make a smooth paste, which is then applied to herpes lesions, leprosy sores, measles, mumps, chickenpox and so forth with excellent results.
www.herbalhut.com /turmeric.htm   (651 words)

  
 The Del Norte Titan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Turmeric, otherwise known as Circuma longa, is a member of the ginger family, Zingaberaceae.
Turmeric is anti-inflammatory to the mucous membranes, which coat the throat, lungs, stomach and intestines.
Turmeric decreases congestion and inflammation from stagnant mucous membranes.
www.botanical.com /site/column_poudhia/52_files/flowchart_files/site/by_you/article_tumeric/turmeric.html   (622 words)

  
 ThirdAge: Turmeric
Turmeric is a widely used tropical herb in the ginger family.
Turmeric's antioxidant abilities make it a good food preservative, provided that the food is already yellow in color, and it is widely used for this purpose.
Retardation of experimental tumorigenesis and reduction in DNA adducts by turmeric and curcumin.
www.thirdage.com /healthgate/files/21874.html   (1382 words)

  
 Turmeric : by Ray Sahelian, M.D., turmeric research turmeric benefits curcumin
Turmeric, a spice used extensively in Asia as a key ingredient of curry, may be protecting children against leukemia.
The turmeric spice, which is a relative of ginger, comes from the stems of the root of a large-leafed plant widely grown in Asia, especially in the province of Maharashtra in southwest India.
The best option is to stop the turmeric for a couple of weeks and under medical guidance to reintroduce it in small amounts to see if the turmeric was the cause or whether it was something else coincidentally causing the itching, perhaps other supplements she is taking or medicines, or a medical condition.
www.raysahelian.com /turmeric.html   (3146 words)

  
 About Turmeric
Turmeric is a very important spice in India, which produces nearly the whole world's crop and uses 80% of it.
Turmeric usage dates back nearly 4000 years, to the Vedic culture in India, when turmeric was the principal spice and also of religious significance.
Turmeric, the source of curcumin extract, is extremely well tolerated, and has been used on a daily basis by many Asian cultures.
www.turmeric.8m.com /about.html   (1184 words)

  
 Turmeric
In 1280, Marco Polo described Turmeric as "a vegetable with the properties of saffron, yet it is not really saffron." Indonesians used Turmeric to dye their bodies as part of their wedding ritual.
The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which has been the subject of numerous animal studies—but as of yet, very few studies on people—demonstrating various medicinal properties (1-2).
Studies of the use of turmeric to prevent or treat heart disease in people would be interesting in terms of determining if these mechanisms discovered in animals apply to people at risk for this condition (15).
www.divine-herbs.com /id25.html   (1554 words)

  
 TED Case Study: Turmeric   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Turmeric is a tropical herb grown in East India, and the powdered product made from the rhizomes of its flowers has several popular uses worldwide.
Turmeric powder, which has a distinctive deep yellow color and bitter taste, is used as a dye, a cooking ingredient, and a litmus in a chemical test, and has medicinal uses as well.
But for two years the patent on turmeric had stood, although the process was non-novel and had in fact been traditionally practiced in India for thousands of years, as was eventually proven by ancient Sanskrit writings that documented turmeric’s extensive and varied use throughout India’s history.
www.american.edu /ted/turmeric.htm   (2127 words)

  
 Turmeric
Turmeric (Curcuma longa, also known as turmeric or curcumin) is an ancient spice, native to Indonesia and India, where it has been harvested for more than 5000 years.
Whole turmeric is a tuberous rhizome of perennial plant curuma longa, belonging to the ginger family.
Turmeric water is an Asian cosmetic applied to impart a golden glow to the complexion.
www.sallys-place.com /food/columns/ramachandran/turmeric.htm   (1013 words)

  
 Turmeric Powder
Turmeric powder's flavor could also be described as peppery, or even warm in the mouth.
Because turmeric, which is sometimes misspelled as tumeric, has such a strong flavor it should be added to dishes sparingly towards the end of the cooking process.
Turmeric is an essential ingredient in curry powder, adding it's yellow color to this popular spice mixture.
www.bulkpeppercorns.com /turmeric_powder.html   (519 words)

  
 InteliHealth:
Turmeric has not been proven for any of these uses, and more research is needed before turmeric can be recommended for these conditions.
Turmeric cannot be recommended during pregnancy or breast-feeding in amounts greater than usually found in foods.
Turmeric oil: A dose of 0.6 mililiters of turmeric oil has been taken three times a day for one month, and a dose of 1 milliliter in three divided doses has been taken for two months.
www.intelihealth.com /IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/8513/31402/348510.html?d=dmtContent   (1653 words)

  
 Turmeric Information on Healthline
Turmeric root is actually a fleshy oblong tuber 2–3 in (5–10 cm) in length, and close to 1 in (2.54 cm) wide.
In addition to the root, the turmeric plant produces rhizomes, which are underground stems growing parallel to the ground that produce roots below and new shoots from their upper surface.
The addition of turmeric to such oils as olive or sesame oil extends their shelf life due to its antioxidant properties.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/turmeric   (914 words)

  
 Turmeric - Herbs & Supplements - Drug Library - DrugDigest
Turmeric plants make bulbs like tulips and they also send out rhizomes — fleshy extensions of their stems that run just under the ground and produce shoots and roots for new plants.
Even though turmeric is grown on farms in many tropical countries, most of the world’s supply of turmeric is produced in India, where it is also used extensively.
Turmeric may also interfere with the effectiveness of antacids and drugs that are taken to lessen the production of stomach acid.
www.drugdigest.org /DD/DVH/HerbsTake/0,3927,4046|Turmeric,00.html   (946 words)

  
 Turmeric   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Turmeric is used in India almost as commonly as we would use ground pepper.
Turmeric is also present on the daily tables of North America; they just don't know it: it's what is used to make North American mustard that neon yellow.
Turmeric should be added early in the cooking process, so that its flavour mellows and becomes a bit less harsh.
www.practicallyedible.com /edible.nsf/pages/ed.2367   (298 words)

  
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Turmeric is a native of southern and south Eastern Asia.
Turmeric is thus a great tonic in general, aromatic, diuretic, expectorant, blood-purifier, skin tonic, carminative, pain reliever, germicidal, anti-flatulent, producer and enhancer of red blood corpuscles, anti-phlegm, attic, anti-bilious, protector of eyes, anti-inflammatory and imparts coolness to the system.
Turmeric with its antiseptic properties, is an effective remedy for chronic cough and throat irritation.
www.hashmi.com /turmeric.html   (1009 words)

  
 ChiroFind.com | tell me about Turmeric
Turmeric is a member of the ginger family.
The active ingredient in turmeric is called curcumin, which has been shown to have a variety of beneficial properties.
Whole, cut and powdered turmeric root is available in a variety of forms, the most common of which are capsules and coated tablets.
www.chiroweb.com /find/tellmeabout/turmeric.html   (437 words)

  
 Turmeric information from Drugs.com
Turmeric is a perennial member of the ginger family characterized by a thick rhizome.
Turmeric has a warm, bitter taste and is a primary component of curry powders and some mustards.
Recent investigations indicate that the strong antioxidant effects of several components of turmeric result in an inhibition of carcinogenesis and may play a role in limiting the development of cancers.
www.drugs.com /npc/turmeric.html   (591 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Herbs and Supplements: Turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn.) and Curcumin
Average dietary intake of turmeric in the Indian population may range between 2 to 2.5 grams, corresponding to 60 to 200 milligrams of curcumin daily.
Turmeric or curcumin may cause gallbladder squeezing (contraction) and may not be advised in patients with gallstones.
Based on animal studies, turmeric may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with herbs and supplements that are believed to increase the risk of bleeding.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/druginfo/natural/patient-turmeric.html   (1979 words)

  
 Turmeric
The pretty color and delicate flavor of fresh turmeric is well-loved in the southern region of Thailand, where it is extensively used in curries, soups, stir-fried dishes, fried foods, snacks and desserts.
Turmeric is much smaller than ginger, the fleshy root composed of a fat cylindrical rhizome tapered on both ends, from whose sides branch two opposite rows of short, slender fingerlike appendages from one to three inches in length.
Turmeric (Ka-min): Most people in the West are familiar with turmeric in its dried, powdered form as the spice that gives curry powder its characteristic deep yellow color.
www.thaifoodandtravel.com /ingredients/turmeric.html   (952 words)

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