We are now stocking the essential oil made from the distillation of this wonderful spice. It has some amazing properties that are set out by Julia Lawless in her Enclyclopaedia of Essential Oils as follows:
Analgesic, anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, bactericidal, digestive, diuretc, hypotensive, insecticidal, laxative, rubefacient, stimulant. Useful for Arthritis, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, problems with digestive system.
Quite a list, I think you'll agree. I've always enjoyed Turmeric in curries and added to boiled rice as a cheaper alternative to saffron. It's nice to think that such a delicious food can be so beneficial to our health.