Much more than a culinary spice, and as ancient as it is widely used, Turmeric is associated with numerous positive health benefits due to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. In Okinawa, Japan, home to the world’s largest population of centenarians, the consumption of fermented turmeric has been a long cultural practice due to it’s increased bioavailability/absorption. Curcumin, the potent antioxidant, and other natural enzymes are responsible for making Turmeric such a widely regarded super botanical.
Fermenting Turmeric may increase the antioxidants and enzymes your body can absorb making it more effective to ingest. Turmeric has traditionally been used to ease many inflammatory disorders including upset stomach, psoriasis, eczema, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, sciatica, and osteoarthritis. It not only nourishes our gastrointestinal tract but may also support our liver health and work to aid the reduction of depression and anxiety.