|Woodland Publishing Turmeric 36 pages |
Even if turmeric isn't in your spice rack, you've probably tasted it-it's the warm, spicy, slightly bitter flavor in curries and many Middle Eastern dishes. Turmeric's principal active constituent (curcumin) has a remarkable range of therapeutic effects, including potent antitumor, antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. These health-promoting effects may help to decrease the risk of cancer, heart disease, neurological damage, Alzheimer disease and other conditions. Medical writer Barbara Wexler uncovers the many great health benefits of turmeric, explaining how it works, and the best ways to integrate it into your diet.