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ALOHA from Hawaii - Welcome OLENA (turmeric/curcuma longa)

ALOHA from Hawaii - Welcome OLENA (turmeric/curcuma longa)

The fragrant turmeric flower and the root is revered in Hawaii so much so there is a famous song called “Pua Olena” have a listen: https://youtu.be/mvYp8bWgPAs   Olena is held in high esteem in tropical Hawaii, and has a lovely history. It is revered as one of the few canoe plants.    Canoe Plants? Canoe plants were originally brought to Hawaii by the ancient Polynesians, who came by canoe, thus the name "canoe plants" was given to these sacred and life sustaining plants.   They were important for survival in many ways and became part of Hawaii’s cultural heritage. Amongst others they...

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WHY WE DON'T EXTRACT CURCUMIN FROM THE TURMERIC ROOT?

WHY WE DON'T EXTRACT CURCUMIN FROM THE TURMERIC ROOT?

Turmeric has hundreds of molecular constituents, each with a variety of biological activities. One database presented over 326 known biologically active molecules in this magnificent hero root - Turmeric.  20 molecules that are anti-biotic 14 that are known cancer preventatives 12 that are anti-tumor 12 are anti-inflammatory 10 different anti-oxidants.   What else? It’s about 70% carbohydrates, 7% protein, 4% minerals, and at least 4% essential oils. It also has vitamins, other alkaloids, and is about 1% resin.   We at TAKA –TURMERIC are all for presenting the whole package –and giving you ingredients as Nature intended.   “Accept the...

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TURMERIC IN CHINESE MEDICINE

TURMERIC IN CHINESE MEDICINE

Turmeric has also been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years, for many, many centuries more than in the west.   In China, this medicinal and culinary herb is called ‘Yu Jin’. This humble root, which we at TaKa import from the East and cherish so much, is famed from ancient times to benefit the spleen and stomach. It is said that the compounds from turmeric enter the heart, lung, liver and gallbladder to invigorate blood and remove stagnation from the body. Even liver disease can be helped by Turmeric! Yu Jin is used to move blood and qi...

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BLACK PEPPER, TURMERIC’S FEISTY SIDE-KICK

BLACK PEPPER, TURMERIC’S FEISTY SIDE-KICK

Black pepper is a super-heroines best friend! Besides radiating delicious heat, pepper also protects us with it’s many healing rays. Turmeric’s feisty friend pepper is not just a flavor companion, but helps us too - by boosting the bio availability of Turmeric (which metabolizes so swiftly in the gut and liver it leaves little time for absorption).   The piperine in black pepper gives the body enough time to absorb the benefits of *Curcumin before it is digested by gastric juices. This increases the absorption of Turmeric by 2000%! And it aids cells in retaining what they absorb for longer...

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