3 Things I bet you didn't know about turmeric

If you are here, it's because you are interested in nutrition and wellness, and you might have heard a lot about the benefits of turmeric for your health and turmeric in skincare, but here are some 3 things you might not know about turmeric. 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about turmeric

3 Things I bet you didn't know about turmeric 

Turmeric has been used for ages

Did you know that turmeric can be traced back to around 2,500 B.C.? It has been used in ayurvedic medicine for more than 2000 years and it was also used for textile dyes in India, healing purposes and spiritual practices too.

It is not a root

Turmeric is often understood as a root, but it is actually a rhizome, a mass of roots that grow underground. It looks like a ginger root but with a bright yellowish or orange color. It is usually boiled, processed and sun-dried before being available in as a powder.

Turmeric is usually boiled, processed and sun-dried before being available in as a powder. 

It is difficult for our body to absorb turmeric

Despite all its health benefits, it is actually very difficult for our body to absorb its nutrients. Increasing the bioavailability of turmeric is difficult, but this doesn't mean that you should do away with it.  

Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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