Episode 8

Turmeric, the Golden Spice

Episode Link: iTunes and SoundCloud

Turmeric is known as the golden spice and its use in Vedic culture in India dates back several millennia! It has a broad impact on numerous chronic diseases, from cancer to neurological disorders, and has been the subject of intensive scientific study. Its most useful form may be as a food, rather than a single compound pill.

About Cassandra Quave

Prof. Cassandra Quave is best known for her ground breaking research on the science of botanicals. Scientists in her research lab work to uncover some of nature’s deepest secrets as they search for new ways to fight life-threatening diseases, including antibiotic resistant infections. Working with a global network of scientists and healers, Cassandra and her team travel the world hunting for new plant ingredients, interviewing healers, and bringing plants back to the lab to study. Besides research, Cassandra is an award-winning teacher, and has developed and taught the college classes “Food, Health and Society” and “Botanical Medicine and Health” at Emory University.

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