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Turmeric Benefits

Turmeric has long been used not only as a spice, but also for its medicinal properties as an herb. Below is a more expanded list of realized and potential turmeric health benefits. Note that not all have been studied. Some mentioned have received research, while others are folk remedies. Talk with a doctor or medical professional about the use of turmeric for specific medical conditions or situations before taking it as a medicine.

Alzheimer's disease
Antibacterial
Anti-inflammatory
Antiseptic
Arthritis
Breast cancer
Childhood leukemia (reduced risk)
Colorectal cancer
Cystic fibrosis
Depression
Fat metabolism
Inflammatory skin conditions
Liver detoxification
Lung cancer
Multiple myeloma
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
New blood vessel growth in tumors
Pain reliever
Pancreatic cancer
Prostate cancer (used with cauliflower)
Psoriasis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Tumors
Weight management
Wound healing




Turmeric is typically taken in the form of powder or pills such as capsules. A standard pill is usually from 250 to 500 mg. It can also be used within recipes rather than taken alone.

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