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Research Proves Curcumin to Be as Effective as Pharmaceutical Drugs | | New Jersey Health Federation
This herbaceous herb (also known as Curcuma longa) is a member of the ginger family, which has been used throughout India and the Orient for thousands of years. It tastes great when added to all sorts of culinary delights, such as rice, roasted vegetables, soups and teas. I even sprinkle some on my popcorn… yummy! Historical records note that ancient Polynesians took turmeric with them when they sailed across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii, where the spice is still used today and is known as 'olena. In India, this golden spice has long been called "holy powder," and is used extensively to treat infections, wounds and a myriad of other health problems. Its healing power was once thought of as only folklore; however, modern research is now confirming what the people of India and many parts of Asia have known for thousands of years — turmeric is a spice you don't want to pass up. Scientists are finding an astonishing array of antioxidant, anticancer, antiviral, antibiotic, antifungal