Turmeric is a pretty amazing little anti-inflammatory tuber. Many know Turmeric only as the spice that gives curry its yellow color, but its so much more versatile in the kitchen and medicine cabinet.
It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb.
Recently, science has started to back up what Indians have known for a long time — it really does contain compounds with medicinal properties. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.