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Turmeric (Curcuma longa)


A well known ingredient of curry powder, turmeric has recently attracted some attention by western scientists because of its immune system enhancing properties.
Turmeric is anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic.
It also acts on the liver and digestive system.
In India it is much used externally as a cosmetic skin cleanser.
Modern western research has shown some interesting activity in certain types of cancers.
It protects the inner lining of the intestinal tract, which has shown very beneficial effects on gastro-intestinal ulcers.
In Ayurvedic medicine turmeric tea is used for respiratory illnesses.


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