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Turmeric, Raw, Certified Organic

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Raw Turmeric, grown at our partner Organic farm in Florida. Ships from our farm in New Paltz, NY.

Turmeric grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia where it is collected for use in Ayurveda.

Despite its use in cooking for several thousand years, turmeric continues to surprise researchers in terms of its wide-ranging health benefits. 

Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric, and it has powerful biological properties. Ayurvedic medicine, a traditional Indian system of treatment, recommends turmeric for a variety of health conditions. These include chronic pain and inflammation. Western medicine has begun to study turmeric as a pain reliever and a healing agent.

Positive side effects of turmeric

It’s anti-inflammatory

turmeric root and powder

The Arthritis Foundation cites several studies in which turmeric has reduced inflammation.

This anti-inflammatory ability might reduce the aggravation that people with arthritis feel in their joints.

It can relieve pain

Many people, including doctors, cite their own anecdotal experience with turmeric as a pain reliever. The spice is reputed to relieve arthritis pain as well.

Studies seem to support turmeric for pain relief, with one noting that it seemed to work as well as ibuprofen (Advil) in people with arthritis in their knees. Though dosing recommendations seem to vary, those who participated in the study took 800 mg of turmeric in capsule form each day. Fresh Turmeric is of course much better. 

It improves liver function

Turmeric has been getting attention recently because of its antioxidant abilities. The antioxidant effect of turmeric appears to be so powerful that it may stop your liver from being damaged by toxins. This could be good news for people who take strong drugs for diabetes or other health conditions that might hurt their liver with long-term use.

It may help reduce the risk of cancer

Curcumin shows promise as a cancer treatment. Studies suggest it has protective effects against pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, and multiple myeloma.

It can aid your digestion

Part of the reason that turmeric is in curry powder is because it adds an element of deliciousness to food. But turmeric can also play an important role in digesting that food. Because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric can contribute to healthy digestion.

It’s used in ayurvedic medicine as a digestive healing agent. Now Western medicine has begun to study how turmeric can help with gut inflammation and gut permeability, two measures of your digestive efficiency. Turmeric is even being explored as a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome.

The use of turmeric in recipes can help retain the beta-carotene in certain foods. For example, one study has shown that the beta-carotene in carrots and pumpkins is better retained when those vegetables are cooked using recipes that include turmeric.

Arya Vaidya Sala (Est.1902), also known as Kottakkal Ayurveda, is located in the town of Kottakkal in Kerala, India. Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala is an innovative, pioneering, charitable institution engaged in the practice and propagation of Ayurveda, the ancient health care system of India. Arya Vaidya Sala offers classical Ayurvedic products, authentic Ayurvedic treatments & Pancakarma therapies to people all over the world. 

Our products more than adequately meet the USA regulations for distributing these products as Food Supplements and Externally Applied Oils. This is due to identification and preservation of herbs and due to the manufacturing and QA procedures undertaken at Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala’s GMP certified manufacturing units in Kerala. The Ayurvedic products from Kerala are primarily composed of various botanical herbs. We are not distributing minerals or metals based Ayurvedic products. We are able to adequately meet the corresponding regulations backed by a large amount of in-house data from research on individual herbal ingredients.

Microbial Stability Testing

All products manufactured by Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala undergo a Microbial Stability test in real time conditions at its Scientific Research division – the CMPR(Center for Medical Plants Research).

Here, Dr. Rema Shree, Deputy Project Director, CMPR, explains it in brief:

 

Heavy Metal Test  

heavy_metal_test_kottakkal_1Even though the products are primarily botanicals, all our products are still tested for Heavy Metal contents to be within the USA allowed limits. Each Batch is tested before being exported and on request we can provide the test reports. A sample report is here.

 


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