Turmeric, a member of the ginger family, is a spice harvested from the root of a Curcuma longa plant. Calling it a superfood might be an understatement and hence India has fondly crowned it as the ‘golden spice’ of the country. Apart from its use as a culinary spice and a colouring pigment, turmeric is highly valued for its medicinal properties and finds a special place in ancient medicines such as Ayurveda. It’s highly valued for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimutagenic, anti-carcinogenic, anticoagulant, antifertility, antidiabetic, antifungal, antiprotozoal, antiviral, anti-fibrotic, antibacterial, anti-venom, antiulcer, hypotensive, and hypocholesterolemic activities. It can help prevent and support numerous medical conditions and the list keeps is pretty expensive which is why this spice is garnering so much attention over the recent years.


Determining high quality turmeric in the market..

The two most important constituents of turmeric are curcumin (polyphenolic compound), the most active ingredient, and turmeric essential oil (volatile component) that are responsible for a broad spectrum of biological properties that turmeric possess. Hence selecting a turmeric variety with a high curcumin content and minimum required volatile oil content determines quality turmeric!

At Nrich Botanicals, we selectively source turmeric from our farmer communities and networks after extensive testing to make sure that the turmeric rhizomes are of requisite quality. We process it through our proprietary drying process under controlled atmospheric conditions and are cold-milled such that there is no impact to the potency and the constituents present.