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Turmeric

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) (/ˈtɜːrmərɪk/) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial flowering plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, and requires temperatures between and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive. Plants are gathered annually for their rhizomes and propagated from some of those rhizomes in the following season.

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Turmeric for Cystic Fibrosis?

Turmeric contains curcumin. It not only gives turmeric its gorgeous yellow color, but is also known as a possible treatment for people suffering from cystic fibrosis, which is an genetic disease that affects the mucus cells of the lungs and other organs. More research is needed, but it doesn't hurt to add turmeric to your diet.

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