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Turmeric: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Superfood

Turmeric is an ancient food and medicine

Ancient

Turmeric is in supplements these days and it is very popular. But it’s not new. It’s been around since forever. The root is a staple in India and it’s been used there as a food and for medicinal purposes for the last 4,000 years. After India, turmeric was brought to other parts in Asia and then, it made its way to Africa.

Scientists in India have concluded that there were evidence of both turmeric and ginger inside the pots collected from archaeological sites by the Indus River. Some bones were also excavated coming from ancient people and traces of turmeric were found on their teeth.

In 1910, it was identified that the active ingredient in turmeric is called curcumin. Slowly, health benefits of this active ingredient have been learned and unfolded.

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