Turmeric comes from the rhizomes (underground stems) of the plant Curcuma longa, which is a member of the ginger family. Turmeric has been used in Indian traditional cooking for many years. Ayurveda is an ancient holistic system of medicine and natural healing from India. It is the oldest known form of healthcare in the world and is said to have many health benefits, which include large amounts of antioxidants, and anti inflammatory properties. Some researchers have suggested that it may also contain anti cancer properties too. you will often see a large variety of medicinal herbs used in a lot of Indian traditional dishes.
It has been suggested that people with arthritis, fibromyalgia, systemic lupus, people that have swelling from a sports injury have all found that using turmeric has been very beneficial to them in the for of relief of swollen aching joints. A recent study showed that those patients who added 200mg of a day to their pain management plans experienced significant reduced pain and increased mobility.