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.
Childhood leukemia (reduced risk)
Inflammatory skin conditions
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
New blood vessel growth in tumors
Prostate cancer (used with cauliflower)
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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