An Ancient Prized Medical Plant
Turmeric has been used medicinally for 4500 years. In the period around 500BC Turmeric emerged as an important component of Ayurvedic medicine, and ancient Indian system of natural healing still practiced today. Ayurveda simply means ‘the science of life’. Originally it was cultivated for its vivid yellow colour and used as a traditional dye for clothing. It reached China by 700AD, East Africa by 800AD and West Africa by 1200AD. It then became popular worldwide with Arab Traders carrying Turmeric with them to Europe in the 13th Century.
Curcuma Domestica – Family Zingiberaceae or common turmeric is grown widely now around the world. The majority of turmeric grown commercially comes from India, however it is grown commercially and domestically throughout Asia as well as in Fiji and Queensland in Australia. The Turmeric plant has two types of rhizomes known as mother rhizomes and finger rhizomes. The finger rhizomes are used for planting. The actual plant can grow to about 250–300mm high, cropping takes about 8–9 months with the finger rhizomes removed and the mother rhizomes processed for sale.
Health benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric contains bioactive compounds with powerful natural medicinal properties. the active ingredient is Curcumin, one of a number of active compounds found in the Turmeric root. It represents only about 3% by weight. This explains why taken orally it is often a concentrate in a capsule or a drink. Often black pepper is added (contains Piperine). This enhances the absorption rate by up to 2000%.
- Curcumin is a natural anti inflammatory compound
- Turmeric dramatically increases the antioxidant capacity of the body
- Curcumin boosts brain-delivered neurotrophic factor, linked to improved brain function and a lower risk of brain diseases
- Curcumin leads to various improvements that should lower your risk of heart disease
- Turmeric can help prevent (and perhaps even treat) cancer
- Curcumin may be useful in preventing and treating Alzheimer’s disease
- Arthritis patients respond very well to Curcumin supplementation
- Studies show that Curcumin has incredible benefits against depression
- Curcumin may help delay ageing and fight age-related chronic diseases
Pure Turmeric is available in 3 forms:
Each capsule delivers a minimum 4000mg serving of Curcumin. Take one to two capsules per day.
Fermented Turmeric Drink
This is a formulation that includes Turmeric, Cinnamon, Ginger and Black Pepper, inulin, glycerol and a fermented pro-biotic with a lacto-bacillus culture and pure water. It is fermented increasing the bio-availability of the nutrients. A 10ml serving delivers 4000mg of Curcumin per serving. Drink as is or mix with filtered water.
Traditional, high quality, in 100, 150 or 200g packs.
Turmeric powder does not dissolve in water, it dissolves in oil. Both the capsules and drink use activated Turmeric to better access the available Curcumin compound enabling much higher quantities to be ingested.
Pure Turmeric is available in containers of 60 capsules and Turmeric concentrate drink can be purchased in 300ml containers.
All Pure Turmeric products are Australian made and laboratory tested to rigid standards to ensure uniform delivery of the beneficial Curcumin compound. Pure Turmeric is produced and marketed by a wholly Australian owned and operated company.