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Turmeric, the spice that keeps us young

Native to Tropical Asia and Australia, turmeric belongs to the Zingiberaceae family: from its rhizome a yellow substance with lots of medicinal properties is exctracted. Let’s discover one of them.

Turmeric is a tropical root already well-known in medicine for its many healing properties and its long and culinary tradition in the East.

 

Lately, it has been object of study for its anti-ageing properties: laboratory analysis conducted by Italian researchers at CNR in Catania, the University of Catania and the University of Pavia as well as American researchers at the New York Chemical College confirmed that its antioxidants can tackle the development of neurodegenerative diseases connected to brain ageing like cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Turmeric, a yellow spice to be used alone or with other ingredients in curry, is a powerful anti-inflammatory, it detoxifies the blood and protects the liver.

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