by Vicki Batts, Natural News:
Turmeric has many uses around the world. Whether it’s being used as a spice in curries, as a natural food-based coloring agent or in medicine, this golden-hued root is up to the task. In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric is prescribed for a number of ailments, including pain and inflammation. As Western science has begun to look more closely at turmeric’s medicinal value, they have discovered one compound in particular may be responsible for turmeric’s amazing health benefits. Curcumin, the active compound found in turmeric, has piqued the interest of scientists, herbalists and natural health enthusiasts around the world.