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The bright yellow spice commonly found in curries and Middle Eastern dishes, turmeric is one of many foods used for centuries for it’s medicinal properties. Unlike many “superfoods”, researchers have been doing their due diligence when it comes to turmeric, largely because the active component, curcumin, credited with many of its benefits is known and can be isolated. Curcumin has been at the center of numerous health studies and these studies are helping to catapult the spice into mainstream popularity.
Recently, an extensive review published in the International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology compiled the ‘best research’ on turmeric and outlined the proven benefits of this ancient spice.
In the abstract, the researchers write: