Turmeric Queries

Can Turmeric Cause Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are hard, crystalline mineral deposits formed within the kidney or urinary tract. Nephrolithiasis is the medical term for kidney stones. Decrease in urine volume or increase in stone forming substances leads to formation of kidney stones. Most common kidney stones contain calcium with oxalate or phosphate. Certain urinary infections can also cause kidney stones. The different types of kidney stones include: Calcium stones- These are made up of […]

Is Curcumin Different From Curcuminoids?

A decade ago, turmeric’s identity was limited to that of a spice and food additive. A few individuals still knew of its medicinal properties and traditional texts validated this point. However, today turmeric is equivalent to gold in the nutraceutical industry. And these properties of turmeric are extensively attributed to its bioactive ingredient, ‘Curcumin’. So one of the confusions that first arose was that should one take only curcumin or […]

Do You Need To Cook Turmeric To Get Health Benefits?

Turmeric and more turmeric. What is turmeric? Is it a coloring agent or a spice or a herb or a nutraceutical? Well its all of these and that one miraculous plant that can protect and remedy almost any health condition. The time when turmeric had not received much attention as a medicinal agent, people would generally stick to eating raw turmeric, including turmeric powder in food and boiling turmeric and […]