An Herb for a Deserted Island

"If I was marooned on a deserted island and could only have one herb, I would choose turmeric."  This was the statement made by my world herbalism instructor, a reknowned herbal expert, author and Ayurvedic practitioner. It is no small wonder since this true gift of nature contains curcumin, a powerful antioxidant extensively researched for its anti-inflammatory action and beneficial effects on human health.  In Ayurveda, turmeric is considered a major blood cleanser, liver-detox herb, anti-viral, and anti-parasitic. It is believed to have general joint-rebuilding capability.  A powerhouse herb all the way around.

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