Turmeric (Curcumin) Vegan Capsules
A member of the ginger family, Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and a medicinal herb. It contains compounds called curcuminoids which have medicinal properties – the most important of which is curcumin. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric and has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
About Hesh's Turmeric Capsules
- Ethically Sourced
- Fairly Traded Ingredients
- 100% Plant-Based
- BPA Free
- Sustainably Cultivated
- Suitable for Vegans
Ayurvedic Profile of Turmeric
- Guna (Quality): Dry, light
- Rasa (taste): Pungent, bitter, astringent
- Virya (energy): Heating
- Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Pungent
Q. What is Turmeric?
A. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a tropical plant that is part of the ginger family and is native to Southeast Asia. The plant grows to a height of about 1-1.5 meters and has long, narrow leaves and yellow-colored flowers. The root of the turmeric plant is used for its bright yellow pigment, which is dried and ground into a fine powder to be used as a spice or coloring agent.
In Ayurveda, turmeric has a long history of use as a medicinal herb. It is considered a warming and bitter herb and is believed to have a beneficial effect on the digestive system. In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric is used to treat a variety of conditions, including skin diseases, respiratory issues, and liver problems.
Turmeric is also a common ingredient in traditional dishes, such as curry, and is used to color and flavor food. The bright yellow pigment of turmeric is used as a dye in textiles, cosmetics, and other products. Additionally, turmeric has cultural and religious significance in many parts of the world and is used in traditional ceremonies and rituals.
Q. Should I buy Turmeric Powder or capsules?
A. Whether you should buy turmeric powder or capsules depends on your individual needs and preferences.
Turmeric powder is the dried and ground root of the turmeric plant, and it is often used in cooking and as a natural dye. Primarily, people also use turmeric powder as a supplement to take advantage of its potential health benefits. The advantage of turmeric powder is that it is versatile and can be added to foods and drinks, or taken directly as a supplement.
Turmeric capsules, on the other hand, are a more convenient option for those who do not want to deal with the taste or mess of turmeric powder. These capsules are typically filled with standardized doses of turmeric extract, which is a concentrated form of the active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin.
Q. What are Turmeric Capsules prepared from?
A. Turmeric capsules are prepared from the dried and ground root of the turmeric plant (Curcuma longa). The root is carefully harvested, cleaned, dried and then ground into a fine powder. This powder is then packaged into capsules, which are a convenient and easy way to consume the beneficial compounds found in turmeric.
Hesh's Turmeric is packed in vegetable cellulose capsules, making them 100% vegan and cruelty free.
Q. What are the benefits of Turmeric?
A. Turmeric is used for its many benefits, which include:
Curcumin has been shown to have potent anti-inflammatory properties, making it a valuable asset in reducing inflammation.
- Studies have shown that it has anti-cancer properties as it focuses on various cell signaling pathways and genes.
- Research has indicated that curcumin has the ability to slow down and even reverse the advancement of heart conditions.
- Turmeric has been shown to possess strong anti-inflammatory properties, making it a beneficial ingredient for those suffering from arthritis.
- Studies have revealed that curcumin, the key ingredient in turmeric, has the ability to decrease markers of inflammation that contribute to obesity.
- Turmeric possesses inherent properties that combat acne-causing bacteria, making it a useful ingredient in preventing facial breakouts.