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Black Turmeric leaf

Black Turmeric

Have you ever heard of black turmeric?

Black turmeric is not actually black, but a majestic aqua blue color. It has been used in India for centuries in cultural ceremonies and as a medicinal remedy.  In the West it is a less known herb.  Black turmeric offers similar benefits to the orange variety, but it contains higher levels of curcumin.  Black turmeric is a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, and offers a multitude of benefits for overall health.

Health Benefits

Black Turmeric, has been used for centuries medicinally

to treat arthritis, and asthma.  It also aids in

  1. Digestion

  2. Respiratory Conditions

  3. Boosting Immunity

  4. Weight loss, stamina 

   and more.....


Curcuma Caesia

Kali Haldi, curcuma caesia, or black turmeric, is native to northeastern and central India, where it has been used for cultural ceremonies and as a medicine to treat conditions such as arthritis, asthma, and epilepsy.  Black turmeric contains the highest concentrations of curcumin of any plant species. It is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.  It is sold across markets in India and southeast Asia, but it is rarely sold in the west.  

 As of 2016, Black turmeric has been listed as an endangered species by the Indian Agricultural Department. Efforts are being made to protect and conserve Black turmeric in Odisha (formerly Orissa), on the central eastern coast, along the Bay of Bengal.

How is it taken?

Raw, powder, paste, or tincture

Traditionally, it was ground into a paste and mixed with water, and given to someone suffering from gastric stress or to improve lung illnesses such as asthma, pneumonia, and bronchitis.  It also was used as a topical pain reliever over a bruised knee or on the forehead to sooth a migraine. 

Black turmeric rhizomes can be peeled and cut into chunks and blended together into a smoothie.  Similarly to orange turmeric it can be dried into a powder form.  Commonly it is also taken as a more potent, activated medicinal tincture to help relieve respiratory conditions and inflammation. 

Anti- Aging

Turmeric is a natural anti-oxidant. The high level of curcumin in Black Turmeric is very effective in neutralizing free radicals, and repairs damaged cells and tissues, also allowing cells to regenerate.  

Weight-Loss and Diabetes 

If you are looking to loose weight black Turmeric helps in the breakdown of dietary fat in the body.  It also aids in efficient bile production which in turn aids in better digestion and prevents liver disease. It also decreases the risks of developing insulin resistance in the body.

Enhances Stamina

Black turmeric acts as a nutritional supplement, similar to other members of the ginger family, it is a powerful medicinal herb that increases stamina and vitality.

Lung Illnesses

Black turmeric aids in relieving or treating lung conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and cough and cold symptoms. 

Heals Skin 

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, the extracts of black turmeric can be externally applied to treat various skin ailments such as itchiness, inflammation, dry skin, and skin wounds. 


Black turmeric is anti-inflammatory, also is found in Ibuprofen, which can relieve the pain of old osteoarthritis - providing relief for pain and stiffness in the joints.  

Helps Depression

Relaxes the nervous system and gives a calm feeling. Has been found to improve brain functions and boost the production of hormones like serotonin and dopamine that lifts our mood.

Pain Reliever

Black Turmeric is considered a pain reliever when it comes to stomach problems, rashes, toothaches, osteoarthritis, Black Turmeric can provide relief. 

Cancer Fighting

If you are looking for an anti-cancer remedy without side effects, you might want to research more about Black Turmeric. Studies have found it can affect the growth, development, and spread of cancer at the molecular level. 

All information is gathered from online sources, primarily from India where this is traditionally used.  According to studies that have been done, black turmeric may have  many benefits.  However, please consult a professional  before trying herbal formulations.  

Take in moderation

It is good to have in moderation.  Just like orange turmeric, a small amount each day is sufficient.  If you have any questions always consult your healthcare provider to find out how adding something new to your diet will interact with your current condition or medications. 

Research on Black Turmeric 

Research on Curcumin  

Any Questions? 

*These Statements have not been evaluated by the FDA

*This product is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent  illnesses.   You may want to ask your physician before implementing a new herb  into your diet to better understand how it could  interact with your  medication - if pre-existing conditions are present.

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