Turmeric has been used for thousands of years, mostly in India and South Asia. This spice is a member of the ginger family, and has many helpful properties. The spice has very powerful anti-inflammatory action on the body, reducing the pain of peripheral nerve damage, and calming the lining of the veins and arteries, allowing the blood to flow freely. It is also an antioxidant, working with vitamins E and C. The pain of Arthritis is reduced by its action. Turmeric is also an anti -coagulant ( similar to Aspirin).
When taking Turmeric you should take pepperine the active part of Black Pepper, it improves the absorption by 30%. The active part of Turmeric is Curcumin along with other curcuminoids.