Botanical Adulterants Monitor: Turmeric Root/Rhizome

The turmeric root/rhizome and root/rhizome extract Botanical Adulteration Bulletin (BAB), issued in May 2018, is the 14th in the series of bulletins published by the Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP). Turmeric is one of the most important spices, and also among the most popular dietary supplement ingredients globally. The increased demand for turmeric extracts and … Continue reading Botanical Adulterants Monitor: Turmeric Root/Rhizome

Medicinal Value of Turmeric {Curcuma longa syn. C. domestica}

Also, Known As: Turmeric Belonging to the ginger family, turmeric grows round the year. The herb has a broad bulb that has big, rectangular and long leaves that are attached to the stem. Basically found and cultivated on a large scale in tropical countries like India, China, Jamaica, Indonesia. Haiti and Philippines, turmeric normally grows to a … Continue reading Medicinal Value of Turmeric {Curcuma longa syn. C. domestica}

Turmeric Adulteration Bulletin Published by ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program

Bulletin focuses on adulteration of turmeric with related species, artificial colorants, and the addition of synthetic curcuminoids to turmeric extracts AUSTIN, Texas (June 4, 2018) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has released a Botanical Adulterants Bulletin on turmeric (Curcuma longa) rhizome and its extracts. Few herbal dietary supplement ingredients have seen such a steep … Continue reading Turmeric Adulteration Bulletin Published by ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program

Boost Your Juice With Herbs

Have you ever cracked open a fresh aloe plant and watched it ooze a clear, sticky gel? This is one of the earth’s natural juices that can be scraped from the inner plant and used externally to soothe inflamed skin.* Humans have been juicing plants for hundreds of years, traditionally by mashing them or with … Continue reading Boost Your Juice With Herbs

Turmeric and Black Pepper: A Winning Combination

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a spice held in high regard for its bountiful health properties and its culinary uses. It’s a favorite herb of Ayurvedic and Chinese traditional medicine, and its therapeutic uses date back thousands of years. Numerous studies have found that turmeric root can have a significant positive effect on neurological, cardiovascular, metabolic, … Continue reading Turmeric and Black Pepper: A Winning Combination

Health Benefits of Turmeric Tea

Turmeric is a popular spice made from the rhizome or root of the Curcuma longa plant.Turmeric is native to Southeast Asia and is a member of the Zingiberaceae or ginger family. It has been used as a herbal remedy for thousands of years in Indian Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. India grows 78 percent of the global supply of turmeric. In this article, we … Continue reading Health Benefits of Turmeric Tea

Exercise and Herbs

While the active season of summer may be coming to a close, fall entices many sports enthusiasts to run, bike, hike, and train when cooler weather presides. Of course, a successful workout requires adequate fuel and self-care to reduce the risk of injury and make for an enjoyable experience. So we look to herbs to help … Continue reading Exercise and Herbs

Turmeric, Red Grape, and Apple Compounds ‘Starve’ Prostate Cancer Cells

An Apple peel compound can halt the growth of prostate cancer cells when combined with compounds from red grapes or turmeric. What do turmeric, apples, and grapes have in common? According to a new study, they could hold the key to preventing and treating one of the most common cancers in the United States.Researchers have … Continue reading Turmeric, Red Grape, and Apple Compounds ‘Starve’ Prostate Cancer Cells

Can Turmeric Help Manage Diabetes?

Turmeric has been used for centuries in both food and medicine. The spice is believed to have many potential benefits for the human body. But could turmeric be a new tool to help manage diabetes?Turmeric is the common name for the root Curcuma longa. It is a bright yellow-orange spice that is a staple in … Continue reading Can Turmeric Help Manage Diabetes?

Medicinal mushrooms are the new turmeric | MNN – Mother Nature Network

Mushrooms are the latest functional food shown to have science-backed health benefits beyond nutrients. Here are 5 to add to your must-eat list. Source: Medicinal mushrooms are the new turmeric | MNN - Mother Nature Network