Turmeric is a spice ground from the root of the plant, which contains the compound curcumin. It is an antioxidant that helps protect the body from free radical molecules that can damage cells and tissue.
Turmeric is used for the treatment of many conditions, including indigestion, ulcers, stomach upset, psoriasis, assists thyroid health and as a defence against cancer.
Some people with osteoarthritis turn to turmeric as a natural pain reliever because it helps relieve inflammation.
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