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The history behind the Tumeric plant

Tumeric comes from a flowering plant called curcuma Longa which belongs to the ginger family.

Tumeric is said to have being in existence 400years ago. According to sources it was a culinary spice and had some religious significance to the Vedic culture in India.

It is assumed to have gained recognition in China by 700ad, East Africa by 800ad, West Africa by 1200 and Jamaica in the eighteenth century.

Now tumeric has gained nation wide recognition because of it’s medicinal attributes.

Some of its medicinal attributes includes;

It is used to treat osteoarthritis,( which is a degenerative joint disease), Hay fever, high cholesterol, depression, itching skin and among others.

However, tumeric can have dangerous side effects when over used.

Some of these side effects are stomach upset. According to sources Tumeric is known to heat your body when taken in so too much intake may cause inflammation in your stomach that may lead to abdominal pain and cramps.

Developing kidney stones a which is a deadly disease.

Too much intake of Tumeric may cause nausea and diarrhea.

Allergic reactions, iron deficiency and many more.


By Feruza Saba

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