The fragrant turmeric flower and the root is revered in Hawaii so much so there is a famous song called “Pua Olena”.
Olena is held in high esteem in tropical Hawaii, and has a lovely history.
It is revered as one of the few canoe plants.
Turmeric has hundreds of molecular constituents, each with a variety of biological activities.
One database presented over 326 known biologically active molecules in this magnificent hero root - Turmeric.
Turmeric has also been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years, for many, many centuries more than in the west.
In China, this medicinal and culinary herb is called ‘Yu Jin’. This humble root, which we at TaKa import from the East and cherish so much, is famed from ancient times to benefit the spleen and stomach. It is said that the compounds from turmeric enter the heart, lung, liver and gallbladder to invigorate blood and remove stagnation from the body. Even liver disease can be helped by Turmeric!
Besides radiating delicious heat, pepper also protects us with it’s many healing rays.
Turmeric’s feisty friend pepper is not just a flavor companion, but helps us too - by boosting the bio availability of Turmeric (which metabolizes so swiftly in the gut and liver it leaves little time for absorption).
Curcumin is Turmeric’s most studied active ingredient. It delivers an abundance of medicinal benefits.
Certified Organic Turmeric legally cannot be tampered with and so will always have the full amount of Curcumin: on average around 3 – 5%.