Ukon™ (wild turmeric) has been recognized for centuries as a natural healer. It has been known since the era of the Ryukyu Dynasty as a strong antioxidant, and India’s ancient medicine (Ayurveda) has used turmeric as an analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, and antioxidant for over 6,000 years. The area where Enagic’s Kangen Ukon™ is grown is known as Yanbaru (the northern tip of the island of Okinawa). Yanbaru is often referred to as “nature’s treasure” (shizen no takara) in Japanese. The Spring Ukon (harvested exclusively for Enagic) is grown on dedicated farms in Yanbaru and is 100% free of harmful chemicals used in lower-quality, conventional turmeric farming.