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MAR 03, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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The Immunity-Boosting Wonder Spice That's Hiding in Your Takeout

Turmeric's taste isn't as recognizable as, say, cinnamon's, but there's no mistaking how it looks. In fact, the Latin name for turmeric (Curcuma longa) comes from the Sanskrit word for "yellow." A culinary jack-of-all-trades whose use dates back thousands of years, this woodsy, slightly bitter spice has played an important role not only as a colorant and flavor enhancer for food, but also as a cosmetic, perfume, textile dye, and remedy for everything from digestive problems to psoriasis. ...

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