Also Curcuma ‘Curcuma longa’, a cousin of ginger but slightly smaller. Its flesh is of a glowingorange color (curry) tasting nothing like ginger at all. In India, its medicinal use dates back 4000years. Curcumin, the primary active component is known to fight inflammation which is a marker ofnearly every chronic ailment, including heart disease, cancer, arthritis, autoimmune conditions andmany more. We cold press fresh turmeric to obtain its full benefit instead of adding powder.