Indian saffron

Indian saffron
An East Indian plant that is a member of the ginger family and is used as a spice and food color. The underground stems are used in some cultures to treat certain stomach problems. The substance in Indian saffron that gives it a yellow color (curcumin) is being studied in the treatment of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, cystic fibrosis, and psoriasis. The scientific name is Curcuma longa. Also called turmeric and jiang huang.

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