Photos of Curcuma longa fresh and dried root and rhizome, Turmeric root.

Curcuma longa, Turmeric, fresh turmeric root is among the best-researched herbs for pharmacological and clinical benefits especially as an antiinflammatory, which is ascribed to inhibition of leukotriene synthesis, providing a beneficial effect on prostaglandin synthesis. Fresh roots are becoming more common in U.S. grocery markets. Turmeric blurs the line between food and medicine.

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