Everything You Need to Know About Turmeric

This beloved plant has deep roots in the ancient wellness arts of the past.

Turmeric is so golden – and we don’t just mean its unmistakable marigold orange color. Turmeric is one of the most beloved, popular herbs in the world, with a rich history that dates back centuries. You’ve probably got a bottle in your kitchen for cooking and one for your wellness routine too! And you’re not alone – turmeric is used and loved globally.

Ahead, learn everything you need to know about turmeric, including its deep roots in Ayurveda and the best Nature’s Way turmeric products. 

The history of turmeric 

To learn about the history of turmeric, we have to travel back more than 4000 years. Turmeric is native to Southeast Asia, notably India. The plant was prized as a spice, but also known for its wellness benefits, most notably in Ayurveda. 

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a distinctive yellow spice, part of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae). Its beneficial components come from the root, or rhizome. At Nature’s Way, our turmeric is sourced from India, where it grows best; India is home to some of the best turmeric on earth. Our supplier’s partnership helps local communities prosper, and their high quality turmeric supports your wellness journey each day.

The benefits of turmeric 

Turmeric has deep roots in the ancient wellness practices of the past — the vibrant orange turmeric root has been revered in Ayurveda’s warm Indian climate for centuries.

Turmeric’s active constituents are called curcuminoids, which support antioxidant pathways to help neutralize free radicals.*Curcumin is the primary curcuminoid and the most widely researched.

Turmeric extract has been used for a variety of wellness purposes, including to support joint health.* Certain turmeric extracts with curcuminoids can help reduce occasional pain due to overexertion, strain, or exercise.*

Recipes with turmeric 

As a spice, turmeric is a versatile tool in your culinary routine. It’s frequently used in curries, soups, on poultry, and with rice.

A turmeric latte, also known as golden milk, is warm, cozy, and delicious. Try a cup to wind down before bed. For something more suited to warm weather and sunny days, try your hand at making golden milk ice cream!

This Spiced Chickpea Stew with Coconut and Turmeric went viral a few years ago, and for good reason: it’s easy to whip up and so delicious. (It’s also great as leftovers the next day.) Turmeric adds a lush richness to the broth, as well as its signature golden hue. 

Shop Nature’s Way turmeric products 

It’s probably not a huge surprise that we have several turmeric products in our line, made with high quality turmeric extracts to support your hardworking joints.* 

Curica® Turmeric uses a patented dispersion technology that improves the absorption and bioavailability of curcuminoids. This technology makes it easier for your body to use and obtain the benefits of turmeric. 

Turmeric is a premium extract standardized to 95% curcuminoids. For a more potent option, try Turmeric Max Potency‡, with 750 mg turmeric extract per serving versus 500 mg. 


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