Turmeric: 5 things you didn’t know about the superfood

January 28, 2015 2:19 PM

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Turmeric: 5 things you didn’t know about the superfood

Using food as medicine is as old as time, but such so-called folk remedies often get a bad rap from the medical establishment. Turmeric, the yellow root commonly used as a spice in curry dishes, has one of the most extensive histories of all food medicines, and modern science is beginning to recognize its worth.

It’s most commonly used as a colorant, a spice and a preservative, but turmeric could have much more profound applications. It’s considered a rhizome, like ginger, and also like ginger, has international culinary and folk healing appeal.

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