TURMERIC (powder)

TURMERIC (powder)

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Turmeric has been used in India for over 2,500 years and is a major part of the Ayurvedic system of medicine. It was first used as a dye and then later for its medicinal properties.

It is currently being investigated for possible benefits in treating Alzheimer’s, cancer and arthritis.

In India we consider it to be auspicious and use it in pujas (religious ceremonies). It is also used as a bridal beautification ingredient as it softens and brightens the skin.

Turmeric is widely used as a spice in the Middle East, Asia and India. In Goa we prepare a sweet dish called patoleo (freshly ground rice is layered with coconut and jaggery then steamed in the turmeric leaf which imparts a beautiful aroma to the dish).