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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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BOOST YOUR BRAIN WITH TURMERIC!

BOOST YOUR BRAIN WITH TURMERIC!

Turmeric is not only extremely healing for the brain but is also invaluable for increasing memory function. When they tell you “it’s all in your head,” they are right! Everything starts up here. This vital organ is the fundamental keeper of everything you’re able to think, act or dream. By taking turmeric, you can improve the oxygen intake of the brain, which helps in all of the brain’s functions and processes. Not surprisingly, when your brain functions at its best you increase the uptake of happy hormones like Serotonin and Melatonin. So, by healing the basic functioning of the brain, you...

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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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